28 Feb '17, 9pm

Abe mired deeper in school scandal

Abe mired deeper in school scandal

A controversy over a shady land deal involving a right-wing Japanese foundation and the schools it runs continued to dog Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday, with more revelations in the press and questions raised in the Diet. It has emerged that the Osaka prefectural government had in 2012 eased funding loan regulations for a new private elementary school, at the request of the Moritomo Gakuen foundation. The school, to open next month, was built on public land acquired at only one-seventh of the appraised value. Mr Abe's wife Akie had, until the scandal erupted last week, been named its honorary principal. Opposition lawmakers, insinuating political collusion, yesterday questioned Mr Abe on the land deal and his ties with Moritomo Gakuen, which had used his name to raise funds. "The accusations have gone a little too far. There is no question that I turned down their req...

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