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Apr 13, 2018
The Moritomo Gakuen scandal — concerning the sale of an 8,770-square-meter government-owned property in Osaka Prefecture for ¥134 million, or a mere 14 percent of its appraisal value, for the construction of a new elementary school for which the first lady, Akie Abe, was an honorary principal — has once again rocked the nation. The issue has been the central topic of deliberation in the Diet, with opposition lawmakers grilling national government officials.
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