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Kishida urges LDP factions to forgo fundraisers amid scandal

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 Kishida plans to urge ruling party factions to refrain from holding fundraising parties

BUT...............if they don't do that, what else are they gonna do at night? Just hit the soaps and kyabakuras instead on the tax payer's yen?

What's the difference?

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Surely the word of 2023 should be 'urge'?

Oh,well.Never mind.

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Yes the true character of the US-created LDP rears its ugly head yet again.

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LegrandeToday 05:41 pm JST

Yes the true character of the US-created LDP rears its ugly head yet again.

Those are some really skilled people at the CIA that they mentally hijacked japan for 80 years. I can see why you fear them.

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Urge me to pay taxes?

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"Let's lie low on the fundraisers for a bit and the story will blow over. They will all soon forget about it all and vote us in again. I mean, it usually works."

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He's got money, so it's easy for him to tell others not to collect any. If I was a young LDP member in government, and needed cash, I'd be sending a bill directly to Kishida to pay for it!

Let him put HIS money where his mouth is! Or would it be the church money? Or some business, Or Dentsu, perhaps TEPCO.....

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Stationery manufacturers will be concerned with a decrease in the sales of brown envelopes, the standard method of delivering funds.

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Next general election, this coalition will win hands down. Says everything about the country's state of politics. Only one word, SAD.

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If any laws were broken , they will FIX the laws and amend them so they don't look Broken and get off the hook.

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The LDP, a rudderless ship, but it matters not as we all know which party will end up on top after the next election.

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Such fundraising parties are virtually bribery.

"ticket price" of present PM's party is 10 times of cost. Only corporations or wealthy classes can buy costly ticket. And their politics always prioritize corporations and wealthy class than most general citizen.

deceptive PM mere postponed parties until public forget.

self-named "LDP" is never liberal, never democratic.

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Damage control too late.

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Hideomi Kuze

Today 02:41 am JST

Such fundraising parties are virtually bribery.

Who could possibly disagree with such a comment. It seems six readers do, but they have nothing to say for themselves. Perfect demonstration of the intellectual and moral vacuity of the LDP and its supporters.

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Why does anyone support the LDP anyway? I really don't get it. I can see why business owners might because they can keep politicians in their pockets with these dodgy cash transfusions, but ordinary voters? What's the appeal?

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Yubaru

Dec. 6 07:18 pm JST

If I was a young LDP member in government, and needed cash, I'd be sending a bill directly to Kishida to pay for it!

There don't seem to be many young LDP Diet members like that. Japanese politics is a pay-to-play game and these hereditary scroungers are all sitting on piles of cash amassed by their equally worthless and odious fathers and grandfathers.

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Who are these people that don't believe the LDP has contempt for the voters? I mean to say, their moral jeopardy has been on display for decades because people vote for them whatever they do wrong, yet people who suggest this are always voted down every time. Clearly, the downvoters have no case to make because they never make one.

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Moonraker

Today 07:59 am JST

Clearly, the downvoters have no case to make because they never make one.

I'd be interested to read it actually, although I can't imagine it would be easy to make. The LDP doesn't provide a lot to work with.

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I think it is all emblematic of the complete intellectual bankruptcy of the LDP. They have rarely had to defend themselves, their policies, their existence and so they are completely unable to do so. They just work in the shadows, covertly, to head off dissent and opposition. That's all. It's sheer contempt.

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