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Japan's Finance Minister Aso again rejects calls for resignation

Vows to investigate as pressure intensifies over document alteration scandal

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso answers questions from journalists after a cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office on Tuesday.

TOKYO -- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday reiterated that he does not intend to resign over ministry documents that were recently found to have been altered by ministry officials, saying that his job is "to investigate the cause [of the incident] and take measures to prevent a repeat."

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