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Abe scrambles for quick closure even as land scandal deepens

Japanese coalition lawmakers see tax chief's parliamentary testimony as inevitable

Finance Minister Taro Aso is refusing to resign over a growing document-tampering scandal.

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government struggled Tuesday to contain the fallout from document doctoring linked to a controversial land deal, trying to spare a beleaguered finance minister from resignation while shifting blame to career bureaucrats.

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