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2017 November 1 - 7 [POLITICS]

LDP received huge political donations from scandal-tainted companies

November 3, 2017
Akahata on November 2 learned that the ruling Liberal Democratic Party between 2006 and 2015 received a total of 587 million yen in political donations from five large corporations involved in scandals caused by their negligence of corporate responsibility.

According to an Akahata investigation, the two top donors among the five were Nissan Motor and Subaru Corporation, followed by Kobe Steel. The two automobile makers were caught having unqualified workers inspect new cars. The steel manufacturer last month admitted to the falsification of product data.

The amount of donations that the LDP political fund management organization received totaled 238 million yen from Nissan, 173 million yen from Subaru, and 87 million yen from Kobe Steel. The party also obtained 48 million yen from the major advertising agency Dentsu, which was fined for excessive overtime violations, and 41 million yen from Mitsubishi Motors.

Past related articles:
> Morals and values should matter most to corporate management [October 21, 2017]
> Dentsu found guilty of violating working hour rules [October 7, 2017]
> Automakers’ ‘profit-first’ attitude leads to fuel efficiency fraud [May 23, 2016]
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