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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. Japan's prime minister and his wife have been drawn directly into the growing scandal over an ultra-nationalist kindergarten, with a ...and more »

Japan PM Shinzo Abe embroiled in land-sale scandal - CNN

Tokyo (CNN) An educator accused of using his clout to curry favor with Japanese politicians, including the first family, told lawmakers under oath Thursday that he believes political intervention helped him secure a deal to purchase land from the ...and more »

Japanese Prime Minister Abe accused of giving secret donation to far-right school - Washington Post

TOKYO — A political controversy swirling around the Japanese prime minister shows no sign of abating, with the head of a nationalist school swearing under oath Thursday that Shinzo Abe sent him a $9,000 donation. The allegation, which Abe strongly ...and more »

Fax-Wielding Witness Tries to Link Japan's Prime Minister to Scandal - New York Times

TOKYO — He said he had in his hand a fax. It was not quite Joseph McCarthy and his list, but in the most dramatic moment during several hours of testimony on Thursday in Tokyo, the leader of an ultraconservative education group that has become ...and more »

Japan's Nationalist School Scandal and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - The Wire

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie are pictured at Tokyo's Haneda airport, Japan January 26, 2016. Credit: Reuters. Tokyo: Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is coming under fire for possible links to a nationalist school whose ...and more »

Japan's Shinzo Abe struggles to shake off school scandal - Financial Times

A school principal at the heart of a scandal engulfing Shinzo Abe has claimed under oath that he received ¥1m ($9,000) from the Japanese prime minister's wife. Testifying in parliament on Thursday, Yasunori Kagoike said he remembered the donation well ...and more »

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and his wife accused of secret donations to far-right school - The Independent

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie have been dragged into the heart of a political scandal involving a far-right school, after the school's head teacher testified that he received a secret donation of 1m yen (£7,200) from the couple ...and more »

The Price of Abe's Pragmatism - Foreign Affairs

Over the past few years, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has scored a string of foreign policy successes that have led analysts such as Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt to dub him a shrewd pragmatist. In 2015, Abe secured a historic ...and more »

In sworn testimony, Kagoike says he got ¥1 million in envelope during Akie Abe's visit - 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 ...and more »

Japanese, European Leaders Push for Swift Conclusion to Trade Talks - ICTSD Bridges News

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday 20 March in Hanover, renewing calls to finalise negotiations on a EU-Japan free trade accord and defending open and fair trade. The meeting, on the occasion of the ...and more »