• Kyodo News


Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa, who was questioned by prosecutors Saturday, said afterward he has no intention of leaving his post and flatly denied alleged receipts of illegal corporate donations.

“I want to fulfill my duties,” Ozawa told a news conference at the Tokyo hotel where the questioning, which lasted more than four hours, took place. He also said neither he nor his former and incumbent secretaries have received any illicit money from Mizutani Construction Co. or any other firms, calling media reports of illegal donations “groundless.”

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