Overseas Network, December 9th. On the 9th local time, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was exposed to a scandal related to political funds.
In 2019, the Liberal Democratic Party branch he represented received a donation from a pharmaceutical company, which was warned by the government for violating the Anti-Monopoly Law.
According to a report from Kyodo News on the 9th, in June 2019, the pharmaceutical company “Nippon Chemifa” was warned by the Fair Trade Commission under the Cabinet Office for violating the “Anti-Monopoly Law.”
Since then, the fourth electoral district branch of the Liberal Democratic Party in Yamaguchi Prefecture, where Abe is located, has received a donation of 120,000 yen (1100$) from the company.
In recent days, many political scandals related to Abe have been exposed one after another.
Abe’s first public secretary was arrested by the Special Search Department of the Tokyo Metropolitan Prosecutor for allegedly violating the “Political Funds Regulation Act.”
The two Ministers of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries under Abe’s tenure were both arrested. It was investigated by the Special Search Department for improper collection of corporate donations.
According to Japan’s “Weekly Asahi”, citing sources within the Liberal Democratic Party, this series of turmoil may be related to power struggles within the Liberal Democratic Party.
Abe’s frequent appearances after resignation caused dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Suga Yoshikata. Therefore, the case information will be under investigation. Revealed to the media.