Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AP

Shinzo Abe’s rivals warn against political pardons to mark Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement

  • Such amnesties have previously been criticised in Japan as a method for governments to absolve allies and bureaucrats who broke the law
  • Opposition politician Yukihisa Fujita cited the example of Nobuhisa Sagawa, the former head of Japan’s tax agency who was a key figure in the Morimoto scandal
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AP
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