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TOKYO: Ja­pan Prime Min­is­ter Shinzo Abe yes­ter­day re­mained stead­fast that he and his wife were not in­volved in a land deal that has seen the op­po­si­tion call for the res­ig­na­tion of his key ally, fi­nance min­is­ter Taro Aso. Abe and Aso have come un­der pres­sure over the min­istry’s ad­mis­sion that it had al­tered doc­u­ments re­lated to the sale of state-owned land at a steep dis­count to a school op­er­a­tor with ties to Abe’s wife, Akie. “When you look at the doc­u­ments, it is clear that my wife and I were not in­volved,” Abe said. – Reuters

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