Business Nov 27, 2020

Company donations to ruling party down for first time since 2012

Political donations to the biggest ruling party by companies and industry groups fell last year on a year-on-year basis for the first time since its return to power in 2012, government data showed Friday. But the data released by the internal affairs ministry showed that ...

Revenue for Abe's LDP overwhelms other political parties in Japan

National / Politics Nov 30, 2018

Revenue for Abe's LDP overwhelms other political parties in Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party booked ¥25.86 billion ($228 million) in revenue for 2017, by far the largest among Japanese political parties, government data showed Friday. The main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, set up in October last year, reported ¥1.25 billion, ...

Okinawa minister returns payments for tickets to fundraiser

National / Politics Nov 21, 2016

Okinawa minister returns payments for tickets to fundraiser

Yosuke Tsuruho, the minister of state for Okinawa and Northern Territories affairs, has returned money paid for tickets to a fundraising party because an individual is suspected of purchasing them under different names, a practice prohibited by law, his office said. On Jan. 11, 2013, ...