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Is Abe in trouble? A Q&A on the nationalist school scandal

Prime minister embroiled in shady land sale

Moritomo Gakuen school principal Yasunori Kagoike leads Diet members around the location of the planned elementary school in Osaka on March 16.

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing his first scandal since coming to power in 2012. Here is a rundown on the issues surrounding the nationalist Osaka school scandal that has taken the Diet by storm.

Q: How did the Moritomo Gakuen issue emerge?

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