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The Democratic Party of Japan will receive the largest amount of government subsidies to political parties this year at around ¥16.5 billion, claiming the top spot for the third year in a row.

The ruling DPJ’s partner, Kokumin Shinto (People’s New Party), will get about ¥443 million, calculated on the basis that the party had eight members as of Jan. 1. The subsidies won’t be affected by the departures Friday of its leader and another member.

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