• Kyodo


Two former aides to Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Yuko Obuchi have pleaded guilty to falsifying reports for her political fund management body and three other organizations.

Kenichiro Orita, 67, a former mayor of Nakanojo, Gunma Prefecture, and Moriyoshi Kabe, 62, who was in charge of accounting at the fund management body, did not contest the charge against them during the first session of their case Monday at the Tokyo District Court.

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