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Shizuka Kamei, a senior Lower House lawmaker and former financial services minister, received ¥20 million in 2008 from the scandal-hit Tokushukai hospital group, according to sources.

A Tokushukai group source said the 77-year-old former leader of the now-defunct Kokumin Shinto (People’s New Party) might have received the money from a former secretary-general of the group who has recently been arrested for alleged embezzlement, in exchange for fundraising event tickets.

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