Shinzo Abe takes blame for loss of trust over scandal as polls dive
19 March 2018 | 1:29 pm
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his popularity plunging amid a cronyism scandal, takes responsibility for a loss of trust in his government but denies he or his wife had intervened in a land sale to a school operator with ties to his wife.
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