Kyodo News Agency, Japan’s Constitutional Democratic Party revealed on the 21st that former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s defenses were considered inconsistent with the facts at least 118 times regarding the parliamentary questioning around the question of filling the cost of the eve of the “cherry blossom appreciation party”.
Prepare to pursue it on suspicion of “false”. At a press conference, Yukio Edano, the party leader, asked Abe to be summoned to the National Assembly for public inquiry.
At the request of the National Democratic Party, the House of Representatives Bureau investigated Abe’s defense. The reply to the question of whether Abe’s office is involved and whether it has filled the fees was investigated in detail.
The results were found in the plenary meetings of the Senate and the budget committee from November 2019 to March this year.
The acting state of the Democratic Party stressed to the media that “if there is a false defense repeatedly, you should agree to be summoned to the parliament to testify or to attend the parliament as an insider.”
At a press conference, Edano said about Abe’s summons to Parliament that “must speak at least in a public place visible to the public”.
Regarding the time of summoning Abe to Congress, Edano pointed out that “it is best not to be used as an excuse of ‘under investigation'” and said that he would pay attention to the investigation of the Tokyo Local Prosecutor’s Office.