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Now as everyone settles in to the Christmas party season a different type of potty in Japan has embroiled the government in a political scandal. Japan's Cherry Cherry Blossom. Viewing parties are famous but one hosted by the prime minister. Shinzo Abe is now mired in cronies scandal making things worse just Allah's after the opposition sought more information on the event K.. Documents were shredded. It's highlighted the government's love of the industrial scale shredder as is our north North Asia correspondent Jake's termer reports from Tokyo each year paypal. He anxiously a white the Sakura or cherry blossom forecasts. Oh costs that predict when and wave pink flowers will reveal themselves across the country between the end of March and first few weeks of April. The blooms of the Cherry blossom make for spectacular sight across Japan and many people come out to celebrate the cold Hanami parties it's like a giant picnic underneath the dazzling blossoms with family friends or colleagues with food and drink combi every year since one thousand nine hundred fifty. Two Japanese government has hosted a state funded honey party but the cost of this is party was around seven hundred. Fifty Dow's Australian Dollars Double The cost from twenty four tain normally around ten thousand people attend that one but this use guest list stretched to eighteen thousand. And it's just who received an invite that's led to accusations of cronyism and favoritism from the opposition these parties a prime minister. Shinzo Abe's own benefit because he invites his own supporters. His Prime Minister Obey initially denied any direct involvement in making arrangements for those invited but about one thousand guests at the potty. AUTY wouldn't nominated to attend by the prime minister and his wife Aca. So who was he this year. Most I don't know her because the guest list was shredded. And so what's thought to be the Nakabayashi. NSA seven five one. Zero Mach three just one hour after the opposition requested a copy of the guest list. It was mulched in the industrial sized document. Destroy the machine can clear one thousand pages in a single