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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 ordered documents to be altered.

Finance Minister Taro Aso said that he has never given such instructions to officials.

The documents involve the sale of government land to school operator Moritomo Gakuen for millions of dollars below its market value.

Abe’s wife, Akie, was set to become the school’s honorary principal.

The ministry has admitted to altering more than a dozen documents, removing Akie’s name and that the price of the land was negotiated in advance.

Some of the altered documents were submitted to the Diet after the scandal broke last year. Read more

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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.

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 ordered documents to be altered.

Finance Minister Taro Aso said that he has never given such instructions to officials.

The documents involve the sale of government land to school operator Moritomo Gakuen for millions of dollars below its market value.

Abe’s wife, Akie, was set to become the school’s honorary principal.

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 ordered documents to be altered.

Finance Minister Taro Aso said that he has never given such instructions to officials.

The documents involve the sale of government land to school operator Moritomo Gakuen for millions of dollars below its market value.

Abe’s wife, Akie, was set to become the school’s honorary principal.