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Japan PM Abe denies he or wife made donations to principal of scandal-hit school | Reuters

 Japan PM Abe denies he or wife made donations to principal of scandal-hit school
| Reuters

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday neither he nor his wife had made donations to the head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a political scandal that is chipping away at Abe's support.

School principal Yasunori Kagoike said on Thursday he had received 1 million yen (7,195 pounds) in an envelope from Abe's wife, Akie, on behalf of her husband. Kagoike's educational group, Moritomo Gakuen, is also at the centre of controversy over a sweetheart land deal.

Abe's wife also denied making the donation on her Facebook page on Thursday night, but Japan's largest opposition party has demanded her sworn testimony in parliament. (Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Paul Tait)

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Updated Date: Mar 24, 2017 06:32:31 IST