The Liberal Democratic Party raised more revenue in 2014 than any other party, enjoying a return to donation levels last seen before the party lost power in 2009, government data showed Friday.

An annual report on political funds released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed that the LDP received ¥23.43 billion in 2014, up 0.6 percent from a year before. It led the field for a second consecutive year. The figures illustrate the LDP's strong connections with big business.

In 2014, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration slashed corporate tax and called for sweeping monetary easing as part of a growth-oriented policy mix dubbed "Abenomics."