The first missteps for Japan's first lady

/ | Mar 11, 2017

The first missteps for Japan's first lady

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On Feb. 27, Democratic Party lawmaker Kiyomi Tsujimoto submitted questions to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party about the activities of Akie Abe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in regard to her relationship with Moritomo Gakuen, a controversial corporate body that wants to ...

Opposition lawmaker irks Abe with 'Akheed scandal' jibe

Mar 2, 2017

Opposition lawmaker irks Abe with 'Akheed scandal' jibe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacted sharply Thursday after an opposition lawmaker described the shady land deal involving the government, an ultranationalist school chain and his wife, Akie, as the “Akheed scandal,” playing on the infamous 1976 Lockheed scandal. “That way of saying things goes ...