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TOKYO -- An education ministry probe related to the new Kake Educational Institution veterinary school in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, has discovered an email sent from the Cabinet Office to the ministry stating Ehime prefectural officials would visit the prime minister's office, sources close to the ministry have ...

This is despite his denial of meeting with officials of Ehime Prefecture and the prefecture city of Imabari, which has been designated as a national strategic special zone and where the Kake institution has opened the veterinary faculty. "I can't say I never met with the officials," Tadao Yanase, who now serves ...
The latest file found at the agriculture ministry, obtained by The Japan Times, said that Abe was behind a deregulation project which gave the green light to a school operator run by his close friend to build a new veterinary department in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture. Agriculture minister Ken Saito disclosed ...
Following news reports on the existence of a memo on an April 2015 meeting at the prime minister's office that was attended by officials from the Ehime prefectural and Imabari municipal governments and Kake Educational Institution, Ehime Gov. Tokihiro Nakamura admitted to the memo's existence.
His comment came after Ehime Gov. Tokihiro Nakamura acknowledged in a news conference on April 10 that a prefectural government official said they had been told by Tadao Yanase, then secretary to the prime minister, on April 2, 2015, that Kake's plan was "a matter concerning the prime minister.".
EHIME (TR) – Ehime Prefectural Police are still hunting for a 27-year-old man who escaped from a special prison in Imabari City over the weekend, reports TV Asahi (Apr. 11). At around 6:00 p.m. on April 8, Tatsuma Hirao escaped from the Oi Shipyard at Matsuyama Prison, according to police.
The governor of Ehime Prefecture says the document in question turned out to be a memo written by a prefectural official for a report on the April 2015 meeting at the prime minister's office. Governor Tokihiro Nakamura revealed at an emergency news conference on Tuesday that the existence of the ...
Police put a convicted thief on the wanted list Monday after he escaped from a prison in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, the night before. Tatsuma Hirao, 27, ran away from Matsuyama Prison's Oi shipyard — a rare open prison facility — on Sunday evening. The police suspect he may have fled to Onomichi, ...
Kake Educational Institution is operating the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Okayama University of Science in a national strategic special zone in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture. A total of 186 freshmen entered the veterinary faculty, which has two departments -- with 147 studying to be veterinarians and 39 ...
HIROSHIMA – Thousands of police officers and 16 police dogs have been hunting in vain for an inmate who escaped from a an open prison in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, keeping investigators and local residents on edge. Despite a police dragnet spread across Mukaishima island, where he is believed to ...


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