No orders came from any politician for changes to be made to the papers at the heart of a shady land deal to protect Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a former bureaucrat who resigned over the deepening scandal told Parliament yesterday.
Former tax agency chief Nobuhisa Sagawa, 60, was head of the Finance Ministry's Financial Bureau when public records were doctored to erase the names of Mr Abe and his wife Akie from 14 documents in a sweetheart deal that has become the Prime Minister's worst domestic political headache.
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