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Japan's Finance Ministry to admit altering land-sale documents - source

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By Takaya YamaguchiTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Finance Ministry will admit altering documents involved in a controversial sale of state-owned land, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Saturday, raising the heat on the finance minister and threatening to erode Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's popularity.The ministry plans to report to parliament on Monday that it has found instances where content was deleted from documents submitted to lawmakers, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity.Telephone calls seeking ministry comment went unanswered.An admission would deal a fresh ...

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 20:06 IST