Japan's finance minister returns salary over land scandal

Japan's finance minister returns salary over land scandal
 

Japan's finance minister has said he will return a full year's salary after his ministry was found to have tampered with public documents.
An inquiry found that references to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife were removed from papers relating to a controversial sale of state land.
Taro Aso accepted that the scandal "hurt" public confidence in the ministry and the government.
But he said that he would not step down over the incident.
Mr Abe has been accused of cronyism since it emerged that a school operator with links to his wife bought state land at a highly discounted rate.... read more

 
4 June 2018 in World News, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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