Ex-head of scandal-hit Japanese school operator arrested over subsidy fraud

Prosecutors on Monday arrested the former chief of the scandal-hit Moritomo Gakuen over the illegal receipt of public subsidies for its school businesses.
The arrest of Yasunori Kagoike, 64, followed a scandal involving a controversial land deal linked to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The school operator won a huge discount for the state-owned land to build an junior school, for which Abe’s wife Akie was named honorary principal.
Prosecutors questioned Kagoike and his wife Junko, 60, on…