In Japan a political scandal is brewing regarding the Prime Minister of the country Shinzo Abe. The Finance Ministry will admit that it changed the numbers in a sale of state-owned land to a more favorable price. The deal included a personal friend of the Prime Minister.
If it is true this threaten to lessen the popularity of Shinzo Abe and may even cause the resignation of the Finance Minister Taro Aso even though he is not willing to admonish his position.
The case is not new but came to light again after opposition members gave documents to the newspapers regarding their altering.
Abe will be the longest serving prime minister and his grip on power does not seem to wane. His father was also prime minister.