Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker Kobayashi to Quit After Four Arrested, Kyodo Says

Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker Chiyomi Kobayashi told officials in the ruling party she intends to resign to take responsibility for alleged funding irregularities, Kyodo News said, citing an unidentified party source.

Three people were arrested this month on suspicion of providing 16 million yen ($180,000) in illegal donations to Kobayashi’s campaign office, the report said. The chief accountant of Kobayashi’s election office was also arrested, the report said.

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