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One of the two elder sisters of House of Representatives lawmaker Takeshi Tokuda has admitted breaking the Public Offices Election Law by providing vote-buying funds to her brother for the December 2012 general election.

During a session Friday at the Tokyo District Court, one of the judges told Michiyo Stern, 46, why she was being detained. Stern said she had no objections to the indictment.

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