Japan: Shinzo Abe's political future in doubt as wife linked to cronyism scandal

Japan: Shinzo Abe's political future in doubt as wife linked to cronyism scandal
 

A spiralling cronyism scandal linked to the Japanese prime minister and his wife has reached fever pitch after the finance ministry admitted to tampering with records to remove references to the first lady.
Shinzo Abe has previously said he would resign if he or his wife were shown to be involved in heavily cutting the price of public land sold to a right-wing school operator in Osaka.
The finance ministry admitted on Monday that it had altered official documents surrounding the decision to provide an 85% discount on the appraised value of the land.
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12 March 2018 in World News, Views: 42
Source: Guardian
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