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Japan’s ex-PM Shinzo Abe apologizes for illegal payments scandal after prosecutors say not enough evidence to indict him

The apology came after the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office indicted Abe’s longtime aide for not disclosing fees and payments for dinner receptions held for the ex-prime minister’s supporters between 2016 and 2019. Under Japanese law, politicians are prohibited from giving gifts to constituents.  Speaking before a parliamentary committee on …

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