Japan: Protesters demand Abe resign as corruption scandal deepens

Scores of people protested outside of the Prime Minister's office in Tokyo on Friday, as the corruption scandal involving Prime Minster Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie continues to develop. Protesters carried signs and placards and repeated chants calling for Abe's resignation. The Japanese finance ministry admitted that it had tampered with documents in the high-profile cronyism scandal. However... Еще former Finance Ministry official Nobuhisa Sagawa stated under oath that Abe and his wife were not involved in the falsification of the documents during a sworn testimony on Tuesday. Abe's wife, Akie Abe, stands accused of pushing for the heavily-discounted sale of public land to a right-wing primary school. When the scandal first emerged last year, it caused a slump the ruling party's ratings. The fresh set of revelations will renew calls for Abe and Finance Minister Taro Aso to resign.

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