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Japan: Personal Donations to Politicians

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Economics & Business, Politics, Technology

With “Love Japan [1]“, Rakuten Inc. has enabled personal donations to politicians via credit card, a first in Japan. Hit Okano [2] [ja] ponders about the relationship between the amount of donated money and its influence on politicians, while blogger Satotaku [3] [ja] refers to U.S. President Obama's success with online contributions and expects other services to follow.