Reuters reported on the 18th that Japan’s Asahi TV quoted several unnamed LDP parliamentarians on the 18th that Tokyo prosecutors had questioned former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on or before the 17th.
According to the report, Japanese media reported earlier this month that prosecutors asked Abe to report for interrogation because his secretary was suspected of concealing a political fund of 40 million yen.
According to previous reports, in the past few days, many political scandals related to Shinzo Abe have been exposed one after another, the most serious of which is Abe’s suspected misappropriation of public funds to hold a “cherry blossom appreciation party”.
According to Japanese media reports, from 2013 to 2019, Abe’s government held a banquet on the eve of the “cherry blossom appreciation party” every year.
Sources revealed that from 2015 to 2019, Abe and his support club filled the funding gap for the banquet.
The Tokyo Land Prosecutor’s Office has arrested Abe’s first secretary of public security on suspicion of violating the Political Fund Regulation Law.
In addition, the two ministers of agriculture, forestry and aquatic products under Abe’s tenure have recently been investigated by the Tokyo Land Inspection Department for improperly collecting corporate donations.