LDP Chapter Received Donations from Firm Linked to Ex-Takahama Official

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Tokyo, Oct. 4 (Jiji Press)--A Japanese ruling party chapter headed by former Defense Minister Tomomi Inada has received donations from a security company linked to an influential person at the center of a money scandal involving Kansai Electric Power Co. <9503>, informed sources said Friday.

The Liberal Democratic Party chapter received 360,000 yen from the company, which had Eiji Moriyama, the late former deputy mayor of Takahama in the central Japan prefecture of Fukui, as a board member, the sources said.

The town hosts Kansai Electric's Takahama nuclear power plant.

The LDP chapter received 120,000 yen every year between 2011 and 2013 from the security firm, according to its political funding reports.

The donations are not illegal and were reported property, Inada, LDP executive acting secretary-general, said on television. Inada, whose constituency is in Fukui, said that she did not know Moriyama personally.

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