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Abe, DPJ’s Okada now tied to dubious political contributions issue (chart)

(Asahi: March 4, 2015 – Top play)

 

 The following is the list of major politicians found to have received political donations from companies that received government subsidies:

 

Political party

Politicians

Ministry that granted subsidies

Amount of contributions

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

 

METI

 

Ministry of the Environment (MOE)

 

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)

 

MLIT

120,000 yen

 

 

500,000 yen

 

300,000 yen

 

100,000 yen

 

 

60,000 yen

LDP

Finance Minister Taro Aso

MLIT

120,000 yen

LDP

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)

50,000 yen

LDP

Minister for Economic Revitalization Akira Amari

MLIT

120,000 yen

LDP

MAFF Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi

MET

 

MAFF

500,000 yen

 

100,000 yen

LDP

METI Minister Yoichi Miyazawa

MET

120,000 yen

Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)

DPJ President Katsuya Okada

MAFF

480,000 yen

Japan Innovation Party (JIP)

Toranosuke Katayama, chairman of the JIP caucus in the House of Councillors

MLI and MOE

50,000 yen

 (Note: Click the link listed under “From the English-language press” to read the Asahi article that goes with this chart.)

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