• Kyodo News


Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa plans to tell prosecutors he had at least ¥600 million in assets at the time his political fund management body made a controversial land purchase, enough to finance the transaction, sources said Wednesday.

Prosecutors, who plan to question Ozawa on a voluntary basis later in the week regarding the ¥352 million land deal in 2004, suspect secret political donations from construction companies made up part of the money used for the purchase.

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