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Japan Aso: No intention to resign as finance minister

TOKYO, March 12 (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Monday he had no intention to resign over revelations that documents related to a state land sale were altered.

"It's extremely regrettable and I apologise for this," Aso told reporters, when asked whether he felt responsible as head of the ministry involved in the alterations.

He said the alterations were conducted by bureaucrats at the finance ministry's division in charge of state land sales. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto, Stanley White and Leika Kihara Editing by Stephen Coates)