• Kyodo


Democratic Party of Japan power broker Ichiro Ozawa raked in ¥328.63 million in political funds in 2010, easily outdistancing the country’s other lawmakers as the top recipient of donations for the second straight year, funds reports showed Wednesday.

Kaoru Yosano, an independent House of Representatives member who served as economic and fiscal policy minister under former Prime Minister Naoto Kan, was No. 2 at ¥254.16 million, followed by Makoto Koga, former secretary general of the largest opposition party, the Liberal Democratic Party, at ¥243.01 million.

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