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Abe contrite over document tampering amid political firestorm

Japanese prime minister still backs embattled finance chief

Abe answers reporters' questions regarding the tampering with land sale documents.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government's admission on Monday that documents linked to a controversial land sale had been altered in a possible cover-up added fuel to a scandal that has long dogged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, threatening his once-unassailable standing in the ruling party.

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