Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was ready to testify due to allegations of possible violation of electoral laws while organizing banquets for party supporters. Kyodo agency informs about it.
“I am ready to give a conscientious answer,” he said. However, Katsunobu Kato, General Secretary of the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers, did not comment on the situation around Abe, adding that the Cabinet would react to it after the relevant decision on the invitation from the Parliament.
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in Japan made a proposal to summon the ex-prime minister to parliament. As noted, the former head of government will appear in parliament before the end of the year in a separate order, not during the regular session starting on January 18.
A scandal erupts in Japan over the annual government-sponsored cherry blossom reception. Earlier, a group of lawyers had accused Abe of violating electoral laws. According to them, Abe and three from the organization of the party’s supporters did not provide accurate financial statements on the funds allocated for the event and on contributions to the organization’s fund.