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At party under cherry trees, Abe and company set their own rules

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I searched for them on the Internet again and again, but they were nowhere to be found.

I am referring to blogs by prefectural assembly members and mayors of cities in Yamaguchi Prefecture, who attended the annual cherry blossom viewing party hosted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this past spring in Tokyo.

Printouts of the blogs can be seen in research materials compiled by the Japanese Communist Party. But the fact that the blogs themselves have since been deleted in entirety leads me to believe that their contents must be pretty damning.

Guests to those cherry viewing parties are supposedly limited to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society in various fields. But suspicions........

© The Asahi Shimbun