The House of Councilors held a political ethics review committee on the 14th in response to the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party. The focus of the committee is on how the kickbacks to members of the faction began, and on how Abe, the former prime minister, allegedly directed the kickback to the members.

Former House of councilors Secretary-General Seko Seko, who was a senior member of the Abe faction, is scheduled to attend the review committee.