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Suga denies Abe involved in veterinary school school scandal

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Should it be Abe's responsibility to deny?

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It is Japan's second political controversy over a school in recent months. In the other case, an educational group with ties to Abe's wife got what critics said was a favorable land deal to build a new school..

AGAIN?? This is starting to become a pattern here.

I am aware of the report, but it is not true," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a regular news conference.

Yeah sure Suga. We believe you..pft.

A survey this month by the conservative Yomiuri newspaper put his support rate at 61%, almost unchanged from April.

Morning sickness.

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These two school scandals are the tip of the iceberg. There's much, much more. How I wish Japan had a Wikileaks!

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Shinzo's problem is he wants to have his Kake and eat it.

http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170314/p2a/00m/0na/017000c

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/05/17/national/document-suggests-abe-swayed-deal-construction-friends-school/#.WRzVd9zraUk

At least Akie Abe isn't involved this time.

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How I wish Japan had a Wikileaks!

Or an electorate that cares.

Remember, South Korea didn't need a wikileaks to impeach their president, and she wasn't any more corrupt than this muppet and his wife.

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Where there is smoke, generally speaking there is fire. Seems to me though with Abe there is a blazing inferno!

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So does Abe get a Special Counsel too?

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Suga is talking rubbish, again. Abe is definitely involved, again, and this time they haven't shredded all the evidence.

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abe is a criminal, there is no doubt about it now, but nothing will come of it because the populace is stupid

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This happened in Korea and look what happened to their former president. Shame the sheeple here won't do a thing when the proof comes out again and Suga and Co. say, "It was a secretary who helped.... errr..."

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At least Akie Abe isn't involved this time.

How is she not??

An official at the educational institute, Kake Educational Institution, could not immediately comment on the media reports, which have also said the city where the new department would be located gave the land for free and that Abe's wife, Akie, was honorary principal of a kindergarten run by Kake Educational Institution.

The Abe's sure do love having Akie as "honorary principal" don't they? When is the public going to wake up and demand Abe's head?

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"abe is a criminal, there is no doubt about it now, but nothing will come of it because the populace is stupid"

Passive or submissive maybe but stupid is beyond insulting. Tone down the rhetoric. The overwhelming majority of Japanese did not vote for the LDP or its partners. Take 2014 as a representative example, only about 26 million people voted for coalition candidates, meaning another 100 million Japanese didn't. It's like blaming 300 million Americans for Trump when he received only 62 mil votes.

Elections in Japan are fundamentally marred by malapportionment, so much that they've been ruled unconstitutional. Now, should more citizens be taking to the streets to protest a corrupt government in bed with frothing rightists, of course, but there are bad governments the world over and most people are too busy working hard, putting food on the table for their families to start marching.

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If Suga could actually look into our eyes when he spurts his drivel, i might consider listening to him.

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jcapan Today  10:11 am JST

Passive or submissive maybe but stupid is beyond insulting. Tone down the rhetoric. The overwhelming majority of Japanese did not vote for the LDP or its partners. 

Right, and a lot who did vote LDP did so because of a perceived lack of better options.

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Abe, who took office in 2012 for a rare second term, enjoys solid support despite questions about the school affairs and gaffes by cabinet ministers, partly because the news has lately been dominated by concern about North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

A survey this month by the conservative Yomiuri newspaper put his support rate at 61%, almost unchanged from April.

Abe must have cast a spell on the J-population.

The passivity is mind bungling.

People are more concerned with food rather than those they have empowered

to better their life.

The passivity is a result of too much food programs on J-T.V

Here in J-land people live to eat and not eat to live.

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Another school scandal, another Abe denial and another round of protectionist rhetoric from his cronies. TIJ!

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"The continuing misadventures of School Scandal Shinzo !"

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When is the public going to wake up and demand Abe's head?

Short answer; never, his ability to talk his way of of anything is becoming legendary.

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Another school scandal, another Abe denial and another round of protectionist rhetoric from his cronies. TIJ!

Which will be followed by another NK's threat on all TV channels if the scandal is taking off.

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