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Prosecutors will probe subsidies given to scandal-hit school operator

Mar 30, 2017

Prosecutors will probe subsidies given to scandal-hit school operator

Prosecutors will investigate the receipt of government subsidies by an Osaka school operator at the center of a political scandal connected to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, investigative sources said. Contracts that school operator Moritomo Gakuen submitted to various authorities gave three different figures for ...

Mar 30, 2017

Education ministry probe finds 62 illegal cases of 'amakudari'

The education ministry said Thursday it has confirmed 62 cases in which current or former employees acted illegally in finding jobs for retired or retiring bureaucrats. A report on the final findings of the ministry’s probe into the practice of amakudari (literally “descent from ...

Air force deploys C-2 transport plane after years of delay

Mar 30, 2017

Air force deploys C-2 transport plane after years of delay

The Air Self-Defense Force deployed its brand-new C-2 transport aircraft at an air base this week following years of delays in the development of the domestically-made plane. A ceremony was held at Miho Air Base in Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, on Thursday to mark the ...

Mar 30, 2017

Police look to build negligence case in avalanche tragedy

Police on Thursday inspected a ski resort in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, where an avalanche killed seven students and a teacher this week as they look to build a possible case of professional negligence. Around 15 police officers and rescue workers conducted the on-site investigation ...

Hyogo nursery loses license in wake of overcapacity scam

Mar 30, 2017

Hyogo nursery loses license in wake of overcapacity scam

A private nursery school in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, will on Saturday be stripped of its certification after it was found to be secretly accepting children beyond its designated capacity, according to prefectural officials. Ikuko Obata, the principal of Wanzu Mazah Hoikuen, did not attend ...