December 18 According to a report by Japan’s Asahi TV station on the 18th, a number of Japanese Liberal Democratic Party insiders revealed that former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had been questioned by the Special Search Department of the Tokyo District Prosecutor’s Office 17th ago.
On the morning of the 18th, Abe himself said that he was willin. g to go to Parliament to explain a series of events in detail after the investigation of the “cherry blossom appreciation” banquet case, and promised to “honestly answer”.
According to a report by Japan’s Sankei Shimbun on the 18th, several Japanese Liberal Democratic Party insiders revealed on the 17th that they planned to summon former Prime Minister Abe to Parliament this year to explain and publicly apologize for the “cherry blossom appreciation” scandal.
The specific time will be adjusted according to the search progress of the special search department of the Tokyo District Prosecutor’s Office and Abe’s wishes, which will be realized as early as this year.
According to an earlier Japanese media report, Abe’s support association is suspected of filling the gap of more than 9 million yen (about 565,000 yuan) for the dinner hosted on the eve of the “Cherry Appreciation Meeting”.
Tokyo’s Special Search Department has arrested Abe’s first secretary of the public establishment on suspicion of violating the Political Fund Regulation Law.
However, Abe has previously said in Congress many times that he has not shouldered any expenses. He was accused by the opposition party of not being true and asked to attend the parliament for questioning.