As he prepares to break the all-time record on Wednesday for days served in office, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing fresh allegations that he used a government event to entertain supporters and violated the election law.
At the center of the latest allegations is the annual cherry blossom-viewing party hosted by the prime minister. The event, designed to recognize the achievements and merits of people in the cultural, entertainment, sports and political fields, has taken place almost every spring since 1952.
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