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Principal of scandal-hit Osaka school says he got donation from Akie Abe - The Japan Times;

Principal of scandal-hit Osaka school says he got donation from Akie Abe - The Japan Times

The Japan TimesPrincipal of scandal-hit Osaka school says he got donation from Akie AbeThe Japan TimesThe embattled head of an Osaka school operator at the center of a murky real estate deal gave sworn testimony in the Diet on Thursday that he received a ¥1 million donation in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's name to help fund a nationalist elementary ...and more »

Japanese PM accused of donation towards nationalistic school - Belfast Telegraph;

Japanese PM accused of donation towards nationalistic school - Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphJapanese PM accused of donation towards nationalistic schoolBelfast TelegraphJapanese prime minister Shinzo Abe donated one million yen (£7,200) through his wife for a school run by an ultra-nationalist education group, MPs in Tokyo have heard. The nationalist group's leader also suggested in parliament that a land-buying ...and more »

Japan PM Abe accused of giving cash for nationalistic school - ABC News;

Japan PM Abe accused of giving cash for nationalistic school - ABC News

ABC NewsJapan PM Abe accused of giving cash for nationalistic schoolABC NewsYasunori Kagoike, head of an ultra-nationalistic Japanese school operator, gestures as he testifies before an upper house panel at the parliament in Tokyo, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Kagoike, at the center of a land and political scandal, testified in ...and more »

Gist of Kagoike's Diet testimony - The Japan Times

Gist of Kagoike's Diet testimonyThe Japan TimesThe following is a gist of the sworn Diet testimony given Thursday by Yasunori Kagoike, head of scandal-hit Osaka school operator Moritomo Gakuen. Kagoike said: He was handed an envelope containing ¥1 million ($8,900) by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ...and more »

Scandal-hit Japanese school principal accuses Shinzo Abe's wife of giving him envelope full of cash - International Business Times UK;

Scandal-hit Japanese school principal accuses Shinzo Abe's wife of giving him envelope full of cash - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKScandal-hit Japanese school principal accuses Shinzo Abe's wife of giving him envelope full of cashInternational Business Times UKPrime minister denies allegations and said, he did not make any donation to the school. By Pavitra Dwibhashyam. March 23, 2017 09:57 GMT. Shinzo Abe Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he did not donate any money through his wife to the school ...and more »

Kagoike links Osaka governor, Diet members to Moritomo Gakuen scandal - The Japan Times;

Kagoike links Osaka governor, Diet members to Moritomo Gakuen scandal - The Japan Times

The Japan TimesKagoike links Osaka governor, Diet members to Moritomo Gakuen scandalThe Japan TimesOSAKA – Osaka Gov. Ichiro Matsui and three current and former Osaka Diet members were named by Moritomo Gakuen head Yasunori Kagoike on Thursday as being involved in a shady land deal that has shaken the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo ...and more »

In 'year of the scandal', Abe's woes could shake Asia - Nikkei Asian Review;

In 'year of the scandal', Abe's woes could shake Asia - Nikkei Asian Review

Nikkei Asian ReviewIn 'year of the scandal', Abe's woes could shake AsiaNikkei Asian ReviewIt is increasingly hard to keep up with this year's bumper crop of scandals. U.S. President Donald Trump continues to generate fresh controversy on an almost a daily basis. In France, the old-school "family values" presidential candidate Francois ...and more »

Lawmakers Hear Scandal Testimony - NHK WORLD

Lawmakers Hear Scandal TestimonyNHK WORLDA school operator at the center of a political scandal that's rocked Japan's ruling party has given sworn testimony to lawmakers. The rare event was to explain allegations over interference in a state land purchase and possible connections to the prime ...and more »

As sworn witness, Kagoike says he is scapegoat over school land scandal - The Mainichi;

As sworn witness, Kagoike says he is scapegoat over school land scandal - The Mainichi

The MainichiAs sworn witness, Kagoike says he is scapegoat over school land scandalThe MainichiYasunori Kagoike, center, chairman of the Moritomo Gakuen school corporation, testifies as a sworn witness before the House of Councillors Budget Committee on the morning of March 23, 2017. (Mainichi). Yasunori Kagoike, the head of the scandal-hit ...and more »

Abe used wife to fund nationalist school, Japanese MPs told - The Times (subscription);

Abe used wife to fund nationalist school, Japanese MPs told - The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)Abe used wife to fund nationalist school, Japanese MPs toldThe Times (subscription)Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe used his wife to give an envelope of cash to an ultranationalist school, the country's MPs have been told in an unfolding scandal which is eating away at the popularity of the government. In testimony to Japan's ...and more »

Shinzo Abe and wife accused of giving cash to ultra-nationalist school - The Guardian;

Shinzo Abe and wife accused of giving cash to ultra-nationalist school - The Guardian

The GuardianShinzo Abe and wife accused of giving cash to ultra-nationalist schoolThe GuardianShinzo Abe and his wife, Akie. The prime minister rejects the donation allegations. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA. Shinzo Abe. Shinzo Abe and wife accused of giving cash to ultra-nationalist school. Kindergarten operator testifies that Akie Abe ...and more »

Japanese nationalist claims cash from Abe as scandal deepens - Yahoo News;

Japanese nationalist claims cash from Abe as scandal deepens - Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsJapanese nationalist claims cash from Abe as scandal deepensYahoo NewsA controversial nationalist educator said under oath Thursday he had received a donation for his school from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe despite the premier's repeated denials in an intensifying political scandal that has gripped the country.and more »

Principal of Scandal-Hit Japan School Says He Got Donation From Abe's Wife - The Wire;

Principal of Scandal-Hit Japan School Says He Got Donation From Abe's Wife - The Wire

The WirePrincipal of Scandal-Hit Japan School Says He Got Donation From Abe's WifeThe WireYasunori Kagoike (C), head of Moritomo Gakuen, attends a parliamentary session for his testification in Tokyo, Japan March 23, 2017. Credit: Reuters. Tokyo: The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal said in ...and more »

'Mrs. Abe gave me cash in an envelope' - Nikkei Asian Review;

'Mrs. Abe gave me cash in an envelope' - Nikkei Asian Review

Nikkei Asian Review'Mrs. Abe gave me cash in an envelope'Nikkei Asian ReviewTOKYO -- In a sworn testimony to the Japanese Diet on Thursday, nationalist educator Yasunori Kagoike described in colorful detail how he received cash in an envelope from Akie Abe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "She told her aide to leave us ...and more »

Kagoike sticks by donation claim, describes ties with Akie - Asahi Shimbun;

Kagoike sticks by donation claim, describes ties with Akie - Asahi Shimbun

Asahi ShimbunKagoike sticks by donation claim, describes ties with AkieAsahi ShimbunPhoto/Illutration Yasunori Kagoike, center, chief of the Moritomo Gakuen educational organization, appears at the Upper House Budget Committee on March 23 as a sworn witness. (Kazuhiro Nagashima). Photo/Illustraion. Yasunori Kagoike, chief of a private ...and more »

Nikkei Rises, Weaker Yen Helps Offset Political Scandal - Fox Business

Nikkei Rises, Weaker Yen Helps Offset Political ScandalFox BusinessThe Nikkei share average edged up on Thursday, crawling back from a 1-1/2-month low, as support from a weaker yen helped offset a political scandal centered on the wife of Japan's prime minister. Continue Reading Below. The Nikkei ended 0.2 percent ...and more »

Gov't spokesman rebuts Moritomo Gakuen chief's Abe donation claim - The Mainichi;

Gov't spokesman rebuts Moritomo Gakuen chief's Abe donation claim - The Mainichi

The MainichiGov't spokesman rebuts Moritomo Gakuen chief's Abe donation claimThe MainichiPrime Minister Shinzo Abe answers reporters' questions after arriving at his office in Tokyo, on March 23, 2017. (Mainichi). Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuhide Suga reiterated on March 23 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's denial that he ever donated 1 million ...and more »

Japan school operator in land deal scandal says getting donation from Abe's wife - Xinhua;

Japan school operator in land deal scandal says getting donation from Abe's wife - Xinhua

XinhuaJapan school operator in land deal scandal says getting donation from Abe's wifeXinhuaYasunori Kagoike, head of Moritomo Gakuen school, testifies in Japans House of Councilors Budget Committee over a land deal scandal, March 23, 2017. (Xinhua/Ma Ping). TOKYO, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Yasunori Kagoike, a school operator in a land deal ...and more »

Japan ending its only peace mission in South Sudan - Pakistan Observer;

Japan ending its only peace mission in South Sudan - Pakistan Observer

Pakistan ObserverJapan ending its only peace mission in South SudanPakistan ObserverJapan will end its only international peacekeeping mission in May amid charges that the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe covered up evidence of deteriorating security in areas where Japanese soldiers were stationed. The 350 Japanese soldiers ...and more »

Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got 1 mln yen donation from PM's wife - Himalayan Times

Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got 1 mln yen donation from PM's wifeHimalayan TimesTOKYO: The head of a Japanese school at the heart of a political scandal received a donation of 1 million yen ($8,980) from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife in 2015, he told parliament in sworn testimony on Thursday. “It was an honour so I ...and more »