Japan PM Abe's support slips amid questions over nationalist school land deal

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s support rate slipped six points to just under 56 percent, an opinion poll showed on Sunday, after weeks of questions in parliament about a murky land deal by a school operator to whom his wife had links.

Abe has said neither he nor his wife, Akie, was involved in the sweetheart deal for state-owned land purchased by Moritomo Gakuen, an educational body in the western city of Osaka that also runs a kindergarten promoting patriotism.

But opposition parties are pressing for parliament to call the school principal,

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