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Prosecutors are planning to indict without arrest former farm minister Takamori Yoshikawa over allegations that he received a total of ¥5 million from an egg production company while in office, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.

Yoshikawa, who resigned as a lawmaker in December citing chronic heart problems, has admitted to receiving cash, but explained during voluntary questioning that he had taken it as an “inaugural celebration,” according to the sources.

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