Abe's popularity falls as document-altering scandal continues

Author: Adam Button | Category: News

Protestors have taken to the street daily

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing the worst crisis of his leadership after his and his wife's names were scrubbed from documents showing the discounted sale of government-owned land to a company tied to his wife.

A Kyodo poll Saturday showed 66.1% of respondents thought he had some responsibility. His support has fallen as low as 30% from 44% last month.

Finance Minister and former PM Taro Aso is at the heart of the scandal and is skipping the G20 finance leaders meeting this week.

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