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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party raised ¥2.32 billion last year from industry groups and large companies, with the figure up for the fifth consecutive year, government data showed Thursday.

Contributions to the People’s Political Association, the ruling party’s funding body, rose 1.3 percent from 2015, according to an annual report on political funds released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

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