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Public Subsidies for National Political Parties

SNA (Tokyo) — The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has published the amounts of public subsidies that will be received in 2017 by the national political parties. These amounts derive from calculations based on the recent electoral performance of the parties. The approximate amounts in US Dollars are as follows:

US$156 million Liberal Democratic Party
US$77 million Democratic Party
US$27 million Komeito
US$10 million Nippon Ishin
US$4.5 million Kokoro Party
US$3.5 million Liberal Party
US$3.5 million Social Democratic Party

The Japan Communist Party opposes the system of public subsidies for political parties and so has traditionally refused to accept the funds they might otherwise have received.

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