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LDP lawmaker quits over funds reporting scandal

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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Quit before he would embarrass Aso and Kishida any more. Once he serves his time, he'll be back. It's the way of the LDP

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Sonoura was expected to face a summary indictment that does not involve arrest or trial on charges of violating the political funds control law

Of course.

Does Sonoura have a son who can immediately fill his seat?

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More of these guys should quit. The more the better it will be for the people of Japan.

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Imprisonment would do.

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If I steal something from shop they will arrest me without any doubt..

They own the shop

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Looks like a new Special government consultant will be starting Monday.

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LDP is so clearly rampant with corruption and rotten to the core, yet because they are pro-US are supported by a large number of posters here.

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Hey not just this guy Kishida was also doing it https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/11/24/national/politics-diplomacy/kishida-election-expenses-report/

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The L.D.P. is a puppet of the Unification Church, without their durty money gained through criminal activities they can't run any political position.

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Not so Surprised at all, scandals run deep with those in power.

Mr. Trump paid ZERO $ in Federal Income Tax in 2020. and paid only $750.00 in 2016 on an incomes of $32,190,169 way less than what New York Taxi Driver pays.

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Did he resign from both the all-powerful LDP and the so-called Diet? Does the mean he needs to get a job or return the 40 million yen?

prompted public distrust in politics

No, he didn't. He just continued the already low public trust in Politicians.

 civil rights for up to five years

How do you lose your civil rights? Can he vote? Get housing without discrimination? Get a loan?

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Knowing what I know about Japanese politicians since I've been here for almost 20 years, of course he will quit, but then the Party will reshuffle him to another poisition. Nothing really changes with these politicians.

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The LDP will make sure that he's looked after well.

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Everyone knows the LDP politicians took money from U.C., that church was doing crimes in Japan everyday by blackmailing money and sex but they were protected. And that U.C. was founded by KCIA …the South Korean spy agency, which normal country will let this happening ?

It was the assassin of Shinzo Abe : Tetsuya Yamagami, he exposed this collaboration in actions, he was brave!

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