• Kyodo News


Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa and prosecutors have begun arranging a date for him to undergo voluntary questioning over allegations that his fund management body failed to report money used to buy land in Tokyo in 2004, sources close to the case said Tuesday.

In a related development, the prosecutors have apparently confirmed that about ¥300 million was withdrawn about 10 years ago from Ozawa’s account at a trust bank to which Ozawa says he had entrusted the money used for the land purchase, the sources said.

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