TOKYO -- The fate of billions of yen held by Japan's now fractured leading opposition party has turned into a hotly contested issue ahead of the Oct. 22 snap lower house election.
The Democratic Party received 8.7 billion yen ($77.1 million) in public funding under the fiscal 2017 budget. Including carryover from previous years, it had expected to have about 14.8 billion yen on hand when the fiscal year ends in March.
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