How the word 'terrorism' can help pass a bill

/ | Mar 25, 2017

How the word 'terrorism' can help pass a bill

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During the recent Diet grilling over his alleged involvement in the Moritomo Gakuen land purchase scandal, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accused his opposition party tormentors of resorting to inshō sōsa. The most accurate English translation is probably “image manipulation,” which, in the age of ...

Mar 24, 2017

Clear up mess over school land deal

The Diet testimony of Moritomo Gakuen chief Yasunori Kagoike only served to deepen suspicions about a shady deal involving the sale of government land to the Osaka school operator.

Mar 23, 2017

Gist of Kagoike's Diet testimony

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 wife, Akie, who told him ...