2018 Moritome Gakuen anti-Abe protests
13 images Created 24 Mar 2018
Hundreds of people, students and left wing activists take part in protests outside the Japanese Prime Minister's office in Tokyo, demanding the resignations of PM Shinzo Abe and Finance Minister, Taro Aso over a land deal scandal and suspected cover up in official documents. The Prime Minister and his wife, Akie Abe allegedly helped secure a heavily discounted land deal for the ultra-nationalistic school, Moritomo Gakuen in Osaka. Documents related to this sale of state-owned land to a private firm supportive of Abe's revisionist policy line caused an investigation in the Diet but opposition investigators were unhappy that documents provided by the Finance Ministry appeared to have been copies made of altered original documents that are said to be unavailable.