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Japan PM Shinzo Abe embroiled in land-sale scandal

An educator accused of using his clout to curry favor with Japanese politicians, including the first family, told lawmakers under oath Thursday that he believes political intervention helped him secure a deal to purchase land from the government.

Yasunori Kagoike was called in to testify about his Moritomo Gakuen group's land purchase from the government in June. The group, which runs schools in Japan, paid one-seventh the price of the plot's assessed value, according to a public copy of t

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