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Scandal disrupts Diet proceedings

Scandal disrupts Diet proceedings

Scandal disrupts Diet proceedings: Both Japan’s prime minister and finance minister are in the hot seat amid a political scandal over how state documents were tampered with. In Diet deliberations on Wednesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he has never...

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