Japanese Loan Scandal

During a special session of the Japanese Diet, members of the lower house known as the House of Representatives questioned Prime Minister,… read more

During a special session of the Japanese Diet, members of the lower house known as the House of Representatives questioned Prime Minister, Morihiro Hosokawa about allegations that he took $ 1 million dollars in bribes from a trucking company seven years ago when he was a governor. Mr. Hosokawa is the first politician who is not a member of the Liberal Democratic Party to lead Japan in thirty-eight years. Mr. Hosokawa quit the Liberal Democratic Party or LDP last year to form the Japan New Party in response to growing citizen concerns regarding candidates' financial affairs. The Japanese Diet or parliament is comprised of two chambers. The upper body, the House of Councillors consists of 252 members. The lower body, the House of Representatives consists of 511 members. The Japanese Government is comprised of a 7 party coalition. close

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Japanese Loan Scandal

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Program ID:
55813-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
Foreign Legislature
Location:
Tokyo, Japan
First Aired:
Apr 04, 1994 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Apr 04, 1994 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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