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The municipal government in the city of Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, is taking the unusual step of retroactively withdrawing support for a public event, after deeming that a band’s lyrics were too political.

At the June 13 event, all-girl pop ensemble Seifuku Kojo Iinkai (Uniform Improvement Committee) performed a song that slammed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

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