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Opposition parties agree to summon Abe to Diet over cherry blossom parties

The Diet affairs committee chairpersons of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ), the Japanese Communist Party (JCP), and the Democratic Party for the People (DPFP) met at the National Diet Building on Aug. 4. They agreed to summon former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to testify at the Diet as a sworn witness over the [tax-financed] banquets held on the eve of the [annual] cherry blossom-viewing parties [hosted by the prime minister].

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