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Japan parliament set to return to normal after opposition boycott

Deliberations to resume with Moritomo land-sale scandal on the table

Many opposition party members were absent from an upper house budget committee meeting on Thursday.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan's stalled parliament is set to return to normal on Friday, as a scandal involving the sale of government land to a school at a fraction of its value continues to haunt Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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