Suga: No Further Investigation Of Party Guest List

Suga: No further investigation of party guest list

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government won't hold another investigation of the guest list for a state-sponsored cherry blossom-viewing party held in April.

Suga said on Friday that the list was discarded appropriately according to the relevant procedures and rules. He said the regulations for public documents require the information to be kept for less than a year.

Suga stressed that the government is not considering another investigation of the matter.

Opposition lawmakers have alleged that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used the public event for personal interests.