Japan subsidises political party by ¥31.5 billion/$315m a year !

I was reading a article in the Japan Times “LDP to receive 3.5% more in state subsidies after election victory” and was gob smacked in the amount the state subsidises the political party to the tune of ¥31.5 billion/$315m a year .They are divided up based on the number of lawmakers belonging to each party and the ratio of votes garnered in general elections.

That’s nearly 250¥/ $2.50 for every man woman and child in Japan !!!

That’s scary and such a huge waste of money .

Not sure what you think .


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