• JIJI, Kyodo


The Finance Ministry said Friday that it will investigate allegations in a newspaper report that it falsified a document related to the heavily discounted sale of state land to a nationalist school operator linked to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wife.

“We’ll look into the allegations” without obstructing the prosecutors, Mitsuru Ota, director-general of the ministry’s Financial Bureau, told a meeting of the House of Councilors Budget Committee.

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