Abe Ready for Questioning by Prosecutors


Tokyo, Dec. 4 (Jiji Press)--Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he is ready to appear for voluntary questioning by public prosecutors over controversial dinner parties held by a group of his supporters.

While noting that he has not heard about a request for such questioning, Abe told reporters: "It's important to bring the whole truth to light. I'll respond with sincerity in principle."

Abe also said he is considering holding a press conference about the money scandal.

The Abe side allegedly paid for part of the costs of the parties but failed to record the payments in political fund reports.

A secretary to Abe has admitted the payments, contradicting the former prime minister's parliamentary remarks.

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