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Mid-2017 is certainly a time to remember for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. His cabinet approval rating fell drastically from around 60 per cent in March to below 30 per cent in July. Abe’s fall from grace started with the Moritomo Gakuen scandal in Osaka. The private educational institution — which was already known for running a nationalist kindergarten with a pre-war ideology — had been able to buy state-owned land for only 14 per cent of its officially evaluated price to build a primary school and had appointed the prime minister’s wife Mrs Akie Abe as honorary principal. Read more

Mid-2017 is certainly a time to remember for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. His cabinet approval rating fell drastically from around 60 per cent in March to below 30 per cent in July. Abe’s fall from grace started with the Moritomo Gakuen scandal in Osaka. The private educational institution — which was already known for running a nationalist kindergarten with a pre-war ideology — had been able to buy state-owned land for only 14 per cent of its officially evaluated price to build a primary school and had appointed the prime minister’s wife Mrs Akie Abe as honorary principal.

Mid-2017 is certainly a time to remember for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. His cabinet approval rating fell drastically from around 60 per cent in March to below 30 per cent in July. Abe’s fall from grace started with the Moritomo Gakuen scandal in Osaka. The private educational institution — which was already known for running a nationalist kindergarten with a pre-war ideology — had been able to buy state-owned land for only 14 per cent of its officially evaluated price to build a primary school and had appointed the prime minister’s wife Mrs Akie Abe as honorary principal.

Mid-2017 is certainly a time to remember for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. His cabinet approval rating fell drastically from around 60 per cent in March to below 30 per cent in July. Abe’s fall from grace started with the Moritomo Gakuen scandal in Osaka. The private educational institution — which was already known for running a nationalist kindergarten with a pre-war ideology — had been able to buy state-owned land for only 14 per cent of its officially evaluated price to build a primary school and had appointed the prime minister’s wife Mrs Akie Abe as honorary principal.