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Abe says he and wife 'not involved' in discount land scandal

Ruling coalition agrees to summon former tax chief to Diet for questioning

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and Finance Minister Taro Aso attend an upper house budget committee on Wednesday. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday morning denied his and his wife's involvement in the scandal surrounding sale of public land to nationalist school operator Moritomo Gakuen in Osaka, which was offered the land at a steep discount. 

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