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Opposition party policy chiefs demanded Sunday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife, Akie, testify in the Diet over a controversial discounted sale of state land to a school operator once linked to her.

The controversial deal involved last year’s sale of a plot of state-owned land in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, to school operator Moritomo Gakuen for ¥134 million — a steep 86 percent discount, according to the Board of Audit, the government’s spending watchdog.

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