With the publication of a suicide note by a former Finance Ministry official and subsequent lawsuit by his widow, the Moritomo Gakuen scandal has returned to haunt Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. But with Abe saying the issue has been settled and Japan finding itself in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, it is unclear how much of an issue it will be in the current Diet session. Here’s a look back at the scandal and most recent developments.

What was the Moritomo Gakuen scandal?

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