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Japan Finance Minister Aso likely to skip G20 meeting: sources

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(Reuters) - Japanese Taro is likely to skip the Group of 20 finance leaders' gathering to be held in next week, and ruling party officials said on Tuesday, as a scandal that has paralysed parliament swirled at home.

Masatsugu Asakawa, Japan's top financial diplomat, would attend the meeting in Aso's place if he chose not to go, the sources with knowledge of the plans told

and Aso, his close ally, are under pressure following the finance ministry's announcement it had altered records of a discounted sale of state-owned land to a with ties to Abe's wife.

(Reporting by Takashi Umekawa, writing by Leika Kihara; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 11:39 IST