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Abenomics under pressure as Japan's data scandal spreads

Investigation reveals 40% of key economic statistics contain errors

Flawed data from the labor ministry has called into question the success of Abe's economic policies. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Tokyo is reeling from a scandal involving skewed data that has upended official readings of the economy and cast doubt on a pillar of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic program.

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