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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was grilled by opposition lawmakers Wednesday over whether he made inaccurate claims at the Diet last year about a potential breach of laws on gift-giving by his predecessor.

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is under fire after sources told local media his office helped cover the costs of annual dinner parties for supporters, in a possible violation of funding and election laws and in direct conflict with Abe’s vehement denials at the Diet last year.

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