Japan: Thousands demand PM Abe's resignation amid corruption scandal

Thousands attended a protest in front the National Diet Building in Tokyo on Saturday to demand the resignation of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over an ongoing corruption scandal. Protesters carried signs reading 'Abe is over', pushed fences over, marched and danced. The Japanese finance ministry admitted that it had tampered with documents in the high-profile cronyism scandal... Еще. However, 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 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.

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