Japan education minister may have received illegal funds: report

February 25, 2015 12:51 PM

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Japan education minister may have received illegal funds: report

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's education minister possibly received illegal funds, a weekly magazine said in a report to be published on Thursday, just days after the farm minister resigned over similar allegations.

The issue could prove a new headache for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who last year had two ministers quit over funding scandals. It might especially sting because Education Minister Hakubun Shimomura, whose ministry is also in charge of preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is considered close to Ab...

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