Japan will hold a general election this fall in the midst of persistent controversy over politics and money. But, as in past elections, it’s unlikely to be resolved as the government and politicians in question, including former ministers, are reluctant to talk about issues such as opaque money that may have influenced policy making.
From the archives: Programs produced in affiliation with FRONTLINE examined campaign spending, Trump’s trade wars and an ongoing housing crisis that a federal program has yet to fix.
Seeing a need to streamline public data sets, we built The Accountability Project to put much of that data in one place so journalists, researchers and others could search across otherwise siloed data.
Campaign finance regulations are a regular part of any political conversation, especially leading up to elections. New rules have been implemented over the years that can make it difficult, if not impossible, for voters to stay informed.