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Japan's splintered Democrats to lock away war chest

Remaining party members to inherit the funds

| Japan

TOKYO -- Japan's fractured Democratic Party is keeping its war chest of more than 10 billion yen ($87.8 million) all to itself.

Democratic chief Seiji Maehara is expected to announce his intention not to transfer the funds to either of the leading opposition parties at a joint plenary meeting of both Diet houses Friday.

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