Opposition parties went on the offensive Tuesday and forced the suspension of key Upper House committee sessions, boycotting them in protest against the Finance Ministry’s refusal to disclose the master copies of ministry documents related to a controversial land sale deal with Osaka-based school operator Moritomo Gakuen.

The Asahi Shimbun has reported that two internal documents were revised by ministry officials before being disclosed to lawmakers seeking information on the sale — concluded at a huge discount — of the land plot in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture.

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