Former Japan PM Abe questioned Monday by prosecutors, NHK says

FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a news conference on Japan’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool

TOKYO (Reuters) – Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe submitted to voluntary questioning by Tokyo prosecutors on Monday over payments for a dinner party, public broadcaster NHK reported on Tuesday, citing unidentified sources.

Prosecutors have been building a case against Abe’s secretary over unreported political funds, domestic media reported earlier this month.

Tokyo prosecutors said they do not comment on investigations.

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