2 Japan New Political Groups to Receive State Subsidies

Politics

Tokyo, July 24 (Jiji Press)--Two new Japanese political groups are set to receive state subsidies because they met requirements for legal status as political parties in Sunday's House of Councillors election.

Reiwa Shinsengumi and NHK kara Kokumin wo Mamoru To (party to protect the people from NHK, or Japan Broadcasting Corp.) are expected to receive 67 million yen and 59 million yen, respectively, for 2019, Jiji Press estimates found Tuesday.

The year's subsidies to the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan will be reset to 3,636 million yen, up 12.6 pct from the level planned before the election. Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Innovation Party) is projected to enjoy a 15.3 pct rise to 1,565 million yen.

The two opposition parties boosted their presence in the upper chamber of the Diet, the country's parliament, following the election.

The total subsidies to the country's political parties for 2019 are set at 31.8 billion yen.

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