Japanese PM admits getting donations from foreigner

09:06, March 11, 2011      

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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan admitted Friday that his political fund management body had accepted donation from a South Korean resident in Japan, Kyodo News Agency reported.

Kan said that he was not aware the donor was a South Korean resident in Japan.

He added that donation will be returned once the donor was confirmed to be a foreigner.

The premier said that he will not resign over the donation issue.

The Political Funds Control Law bans contribution from foreign individuals to prevent domestic politics from being influenced by foreign countries.

Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara resigned on Sunday over donation from a South Korean resident in Japan.

Source: Xinhua
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