Japan: Protesters pile pressure on Abe’s school land scandal

Demonstrators protested outside the official residence of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday morning to demand his resignation as a corruption scandal involving his wife gains traction.

The Japanese finance ministry admitted that it had tampered with documents in the high-profile cronyism scandal.

Akie Abe is 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 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Finance Minister Taro Aso to resign.

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