In Japan, right-wing school scandal entangles two women close to Abe

Author: New York Times

Categories: In the News

Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada may have a difficult time regaining public trust after a scandal involving a right-wing education group, and another related to the role of Japanese Self Defense Forces operating in South Sudan, Sasakawa USA’s Jeffrey Hornung told the New York Times in an article on March 21.

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Abe’s poll numbers slide with the Moritomo Gakuen scandal

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s approval ratings in the latest Yomiuri Shimbun poll have fallen suddenly by ten percent in the midst of a scandal that has dominated headlines and parliamentary debate.

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Japan economy minister, key figure in Trans-Pacific trade deal, quits amid scandal

Author: The Washington Post

Categories: In the News

The resignation of Akira Amari on Thursday, a week after allegations of financial impropriety surfaced, has deprived Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of one of his closest political allies, Sasakawa USA Fellow Tobias Harris said in a Washington Post article published January 28 by Anna Fifield. Harris noted in the article that Amari has effectively

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Japan’s Economy Minister Akira Amari set to answer graft claims

Author: Australian Financial Review

Categories: In the News

Allegations of financial impropriety against Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari published in the weekly Shukan Bunshun magazine on Thursday could impact Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bid to ratify the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership, Sasakawa USA’s Tobias Harris said in an article by Keiko Ujikane and Maiko Takahashi published Jan. 21 in the Australian Financial Review. “The eruption of a

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