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 Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida admitted on Thursday to shortcomings in reporting his campaign spending related to last year s general election local media reported According to the Japanese public broadcaster NHK the online edition of the weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun reported on the prime minister s expenses that his office had produced 94 receipts without addresses or descriptions of the disbursements This Shukan Bunshun said could possibly be in violation of Japan s election law The revelation of the possible impropriety in the financing of the elections followed a series of other financing scandals and errors that effectively led to the dismissal of three of Kishida s ministers in less than a month amid falling public support to Kishida s cabinet Kishida himself however told reporters on Thursday that his campaign related spending was appropriate but admitted there were insufficiencies in the accompanying receipts Kishida who is also the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said the person in charge of the receipts was able to find out the purpose of the receipts but did not take into account the need to add the required details to the physical receipts Xinhua
Japan’s Kishida admits shortcomings in reporting campaign spending

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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida admitted on Thursday to shortcomings in reporting his campaign spending related to last year’s general election, local media reported.

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According to the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, the online edition of the weekly magazine Shukan Bunshun reported on the prime minister’s expenses, that his office had produced 94 receipts without addresses or descriptions of the disbursements.

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This, Shukan Bunshun said, could possibly be in violation of Japan’s election law.

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The revelation of the possible impropriety in the financing of the elections followed a series of other financing scandals and errors that effectively led to the dismissal of three of Kishida’s ministers in less than a month, amid falling public support. to Kishida’s cabinet.

Kishida himself, however, told reporters on Thursday that his campaign-related spending was appropriate, but admitted there were “insufficiencies” in the accompanying receipts.

Kishida, who is also the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said the person in charge of the receipts was able to find out the purpose of the receipts, but did not take into account the need to add the required details to the physical receipts. ■

(Xinhua)

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