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Japan's Finance Ministry to admit altering land sale documents

Decision likely to damage Abe and fuel calls for minister's resignation

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso at a news conference in Tokyo on March 9.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The Finance Ministry will admit altering records of a state-owned land sale at the center of favoritism allegations against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, government sources said Saturday, dealing a heavy blow to the Abe administration more than a year after the allegations first surfaced.

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