Arab Today, arab today japan\s ldp secretary general involves in political funds scandal
Last Updated : GMT 07:55:03
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Japan\'s LDP secretary general involves in political funds scandal

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Japan\'s LDP secretary general involves in political funds scandal

Tokyo - XINHUA

The Secretary General of Japan\'s main Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Shigeru Ishiba, said that his political organization had received donations from a South Korean national, local media reported Thursday. According to the reports, Ishiba\'s organization received 750, 000 yen (about 9,457 U.S. dollars) over a five year period ending in 2011, from a personal friend of Ishiba who operates three companies in Japan. The political funds control law in Japan strictly prohibits politicians from receiving political donations from foreign nationals, to prevent foreign powers having influence on domestic politics. Ishiba, a former defense minister, claimed that his organization had accepted the donation as they were unaware that the donor was non-Japanese, despite Ishiba describing the donor as being a long-time, personal friend. While claiming that the donations were not an attempt to manipulate his office, Ishiba told a newsconference that as the donor used a Japanese name he had no idea he was in fact a South Korean national, despite the donor being a prominent business owner in the Tottori region of Japan. Following an internal investigation triggered by a similar funding scandal involving ex-foreign minister Seiji Maehara, who resigned over the affair, Ishiba\'s office said it returned the illicit funds to the Korean national in 2011 as it was aware that knowingly accepting the funds would have been in contravention of Japan\'s political funds laws. Ishiba in September ran for the LDP\'s top post, but was beaten by Shinzo Abe who served as prime minister between 2006 and 2007. Abe, who will almost certainly become prime minister again if the LDP oust the ruling Democratic Party of Japan in a general election pegged for this year, selected Ishiba to serve as the party\'s No. 2. Ishiba, a graduate of Keio University and a self-proclaimed believer in UFO\'s, has himself been a vocal critic of other politicians who have received illegal donations from foreigners . His involvement in this scandal may lead to serious repercussions forthwith and at a minimum will be a black mark on his political career going forward.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today japan\s ldp secretary general involves in political funds scandal Arab Today, arab today japan\s ldp secretary general involves in political funds scandal

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today japan\s ldp secretary general involves in political funds scandal Arab Today, arab today japan\s ldp secretary general involves in political funds scandal

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation
Arab Today, arab today Italy regions back 'big bang' autonomy

GMT 07:10 2017 Monday ,23 October

Italy regions back 'big bang' autonomy
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Syrian children die of hunger

GMT 19:25 2017 Sunday ,22 October

Syrian children die of hunger
Arab Today, arab today Maltese demand justice for murdered

GMT 06:08 2017 Monday ,23 October

Maltese demand justice for murdered
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today World's deepest lake in peril

GMT 15:54 2017 Friday ,20 October

World's deepest lake in peril
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'

GMT 16:07 2017 Friday ,20 October

Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Tesla to build wholly-owned plant

GMT 07:55 2017 Monday ,23 October

Tesla to build wholly-owned plant
Arab Today, arab today EU raids automaker BMW

GMT 11:06 2017 Saturday ,21 October

EU raids automaker BMW
Arab Today, arab today Actress Mona Zaki praises husband’s role

GMT 08:15 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Actress Mona Zaki praises husband’s role
Arab Today, arab today Massacre fears spark race

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race

GMT 08:57 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 06:07 2017 Sunday ,22 October

15,000 Under Fives Die

GMT 12:54 2017 Saturday ,21 October

Malaysia Airlines picks new CEO

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 20:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday