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  • Abe's Wife Accused of Giving Cash-Filled Envelope in Scandal - Bloomberg

    Abe's Wife Accused of Giving Cash-Filled Envelope in Scandal - Bloomberg;

    The head of a Japanese educational foundation at the center of a real estate scandal told parliament he received a donation from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe via his wife, prompting a fresh denial from the top government spokesman. Speaking under oath in ...and more »

  • 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 ...and more »

  • 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 ...and more »

  • Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got donation from PM's wife - Nasdaq

    Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got donation from PM's wife - Nasdaq;

    (Adds market comment) * PM Abe has denied role in school's sweetheart land deal * PM says will quit if evidence found of him intervening for school * Yomiuri survey shows support for Abe drops 10 points to 56 pct * Japan stocks dip to 1 1/2-month low ...and more »

  • 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 ...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;

    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 ...and more »

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

    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.and more »

  • Japanese PM accused of donation towards nationalistic school - Irish Independent

    Japanese PM accused of donation towards nationalistic school - Irish Independent;

    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 ...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;

    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 ...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;

    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 ...and more »