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AKIE ABE

Akie Abe holds a news conference in Taipei on Monday.
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2023
Akie Abe wraps up Taiwan trip, continuing late husband's legacy
Akie Abe traveled to the self-ruled island to continue her husbands legacy of reorienting Japan’s policy toward Taiwan.
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JAPAN
Jul 20, 2023
Akie Abe wraps up Taiwan trip, continuing late husband's legacy
Akie Abe traveled to the self-ruled island to continue her husbands legacy of reorienting Japan’s policy toward Taiwan.
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JAPAN
Jul 19, 2023
Taiwanese leader urges deeper Taiwan-Japan friendship in talks with Abe's widow
As part of a visit to Taiwan, Akie Abe visited a military cemetery in New Taipei to pay homage to former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui.
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JAPAN
Jul 11, 2023
Akie Abe, widow of slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to visit Taiwan
During the trip, Akie Abe is expected to meet with Tsai Ing-wen, the island's leader, and Vice President Lai Ching-te, a major candidate in the Taiwan presidential election next January.
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JAPAN
Oct 15, 2022
Memorial for Abe held in his Yamaguchi constituency
Mourners observed a moment of silence and laid flowers after a video of Abe was played.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 9, 2022
Shinzo Abe: A compassionate statesman, strategist and husband
A former adviser reflects on his days serving the late prime minister.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 18, 2022
Couple at heart of Abe cronyism scandal found guilty again over fraud
The Osaka High Court upheld a lower court decision that handed down a five-year prison term to Yasunori Kagoike, while his wife, Junko, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.
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JAPAN
Oct 7, 2021
Bureaucrat's widow asks PM to look into Moritomo Gakuen scandal that led to her husband's suicide
Kishida has so far remained reluctant to order a reinvestigation into the document tampering scandal related to the dubious land transaction with Moritomo Gakuen.
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JAPAN
Apr 16, 2020
Akie Abe criticized for taking group tour in Oita during pandemic
Her reported activity took place a day after her husband sounded the alarm over the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.
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JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Apr 2, 2020
With suicide note and lawsuit, Moritomo scandal back to haunt Abe
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,...
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JAPAN / Politics
Mar 27, 2020
Abe denies wife attended cherry blossom party in defiance of coronavirus calls to abstain
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that his wife, Akie, did not attend a cherry blossom viewing party in Tokyo despite calls to refrain from outdoor gathering to help contain the coronavirus outbreak.
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JAPAN
Mar 18, 2020
Suicide note reignites Moritomo scandal that rocked Abe administration
The wife of a former Finance Ministry official who killed himself filed a lawsuit against the ministry and the former chief of its financial bureau, seeking damages of u00a5110 million.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 19, 2020
Moritomo Gakuen couple in Abe cronyism scandal found guilty of fraud
The former head of a nationalist school operator and his wife were found guilty of receiving u00a556.4 million in government subsidies illegally for the construction of an elementary school.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 8, 2019
Support act: Behind every Japanese prime minister is a fascinating first lady
When Chizuko Obuchi's husband, Keizo, became prime minister of Japan in July 1998 and the couple moved into the official residence, she was taken aback by what she found.
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JAPAN
Mar 24, 2019
WAW/W20 talks close with a call for men to be more involved in women's issues
Key to empowering women is changing people's mindsets and involving men in dealing more with women's issues, participants at the joint World Assembly for Women and Women 20 summit hear.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jul 20, 2018
As Diet wraps up, Abe re-emerges as front-runner for LDP election
As recently as spring, the Abe administration was in disarray, weakened by what appeared to be an unstoppable flow of scandals and missteps.
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JAPAN
May 25, 2018
Moritomo chief Yasunori Kagoike freed on bail, dares Abe to ‘tell the truth’ about Osaka land deal
Former Moritomo Gakuen President Yasunori Kagoike and his wife have spent about 10 months behind bars since they were arrested on suspicion of subsidy fraud.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 1, 2018
Scandal-hit Cabinet's support rate rebounds to 42.4% in latest poll
The public support rate for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe climbed 3.7 points to 42.4 percent in a weekend opinion poll despite a document-tampering scandal at the Finance Ministry that has rocked his government in recent weeks.
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JAPAN / Politics
Mar 28, 2018
A day after Sagawa's testimony, where do things stand on Japan's Moritomo scandal?
Following the high-profile Diet testimony by a key former Finance Ministry official, ruling lawmakers are trying to bring an end to the Moritomo Gakuen scandal, which allegedly involved Akie Abe, the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Mar 28, 2018
Abe's best chance for survival as LDP chief lies in his diplomatic skills
The passage of a record-high 2018 spending budget brings to closure a first half year in the Diet that saw the prime minister's approval rating nosedive.

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