Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Finance Minister Taro Aso (R) attend an upper house budget committee session of parliament in Tokyo on March 8, 2018. (AFP / Kazuhiro NOGI)
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Japanese opposition parties turned up the heat on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday over a cronyism scandal that threatens to erode his influence, after documents released by a ministry failed to banish suspicion that some had been doctored.Allegations that a school operator with ties to Abe's wife, Akie, got a sweetheart deal on land for a school in the city of Osaka dented the premier's popularity last year.Abe has denied that he or his wife did favors for the former head of the school operator Moritomo Gakuen, Yasunori Kagoike.Aso, a close Abe ally, could end up in the hot seat if it turns out that officials of his ministry altered approved documents.
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