Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers questions during a budget committee session of the House of Councilors at the Parliament in Tokyo on March 24, 2017. / AFP / KAZUHIRO NOGI
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Friday again rebuffed allegations that he made a donation to an educator at the center of an intensifying political scandal that has gripped the country.Abe, whose high approval ratings have taken a hit, has repeatedly denied giving Kagoike money and on more than one occasion offered to resign if he was found to be involved in the land deal.Abe also denied putting political pressure on bureaucrats to favor Kagoike when he purchased the state land for his now scuttled plan to construct a primary school.
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