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Top executives from the ruling coalition agreed Tuesday to accept a demand from opposition parties for former National Tax Agency head Nobuhisa Sagawa to give sworn testimony in the Diet over a document-tampering scandal that continues to gnaw at the popularity of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The much-anticipated Diet appearance of Sagawa, who resigned as tax agency chief earlier this month to take responsibility for the scandal, was arranged to take place next Tuesday.

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