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Scandal-tainted Japan PM Abe set to face grilling in Parliament

Despite accusations of cronyism, he is likely to win LDP vote and hold on to premiership

Last week, Japan's Finance Ministry released a trove of 900 pages of documents over a dubious sweetheart land deal that it previously claimed was trashed.

It also handed to Parliament another 3,000 pages of records, including the originals of 14 documents that were doctored to scrub the names of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 28, 2018, with the headline 'Scandal-tainted PM Abe set to face grilling in Parliament'. Print Edition | Subscribe