Japan's Abe congratulates Russia's Putin on election victory

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Opposition lawmakers on Monday grilled government officials about who ordered the adjustment of Finance Ministry documents related to the transaction.

A Mainichi Shimbun poll similarly found 68 percent believe Abe bears responsibility.

The leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) also said that the deliberately altered records in question had led to growing mistrust in the government.

Abe denied the opposition's charge that his response at the lower house budget committee on February 17, 2017, affected the finance ministry's falsification.

While leaders from other industrial nations in Europe and North America have seen relations with Russian Federation sour, Abe has maintained cordial ties with Putin as he seeks Russia's support in dealing with North Korea and the return of islands occupied by Russian Federation since the end of World War Two.

The opposition bloc went on the offensive, seemingly encouraged by the Cabinet's plummeting public support rates in several opinion polls over the weekend.

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A Kyodo poll Saturday showed 66.1% of respondents thought he had some responsibility.

"Various polls have shown his cabinet approval rating plunging and the stable base of the Abe administration is wobbling", he said in a commentary.

He also said passages citing Akie and other lawmakers made up "only a portion" of the documents and that they were deleted nearly completely in the doctored version, suggesting that it was not the case that particular consideration was paid to him or his wife. Asked whether he should remain leader after the September party election, 53 percent of respondents said he should be replaced, while 31 percent said he should stay on. Ishiba was followed by Shinjiro Koizumi, a Lower House member and son of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

"If any further trouble emerges, that will be different, but as of now it's very hard to connect Abe himself to the mishandling of documents", said Watanabe.

If Abe is to be replaced, it will require an internal power struggle within the LDP, and the opposition camp will play no part, Matsumoto said.

In 2017, former National Tax Agency head Nobuhisa Sagawa denied the prior negotiations with the school operator in a statement to the Diet when he was serving as the ministry's Financial Bureau chief. But voters still haven't found a leader who can replace Abe, he added.

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