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Government subsidies to political parties

The system to grant subsidies to political parties was established in 1995 based on the Political Party Grant Law.

The amount of the subsidies comes to about 32 billion yen a year. The public funding system has been criticized as unconstitutional because it forcibly imposes a 250 yen tax on every person regardless of which party he/she supports, and distributes the taxpayers

 
 
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