According to a report on the 22nd, regarding the dinner hosted by former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s support for the dinner party hosted on the eve of the “Cherry Blossom Appreciation Meeting”, an interview with relevant people on the 22nd learned that the special search department of the Tokyo District Prosecutor’s Office has made a non-prosecution in the near future in view of the results of the inquiry to Abe himself.
Coordination has been carried out with the higher prosecutor’s office. The report on the receipt and expenditure of political funds of the support association does not record the income and expenditure of the dinner party.
It is expected that the Special Search Department will simply prosecute the first secretary of the public set as the representative of the support association on suspicion of violating the Political Funds Regulation Law (not recorded) and conclude the investigation within the year.
Relevant people revealed that Abe went to his hometown Yamaguchi Prefecture from the 19th to the 21st, and arrived at Tokyo Haneda Airport on the afternoon of the 21st.
After that, during about five and a half hours of returning to Tomiya’s private house in Tokyo, he may have been questioned. It is reported that the special search department inquired about the reason for bearing the expenses and the inconsistency with the congressional defense, etc.
Abe denied participating in the violation. Abe has stated that he will be questioned in Congress after the investigation is completed.