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

The 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 ...

Japanese PM accused of donation towards nationalistic school - Belfast Telegraph

Japanese 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 ...

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

Yasunori 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 ...

Gist of Kagoike's Diet testimony - The Japan Times

The 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 ...

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

Prime 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 ...

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

OSAKA – 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 ...

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

It 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 ...

Lawmakers Hear Scandal Testimony - NHK WORLD

A 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 ...

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

Yasunori 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 ...

Abe used wife to fund nationalist school, Japanese MPs told - The 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 ...

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

Shinzo 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 ...

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

A 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.

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

Yasunori 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 ...

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

TOKYO -- 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 ...

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

Photo/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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

Prime 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 ...

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

Yasunori 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 ...

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

Japan 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 ...

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

TOKYO: 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 ...