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Japan’s PM to reshuffle cabinet in ‘damage control’ amid Unification Church furore

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By Elaine Lies and Yoshifumi Takemoto TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will reshuffle his cabinet, removing some ministers with links to the Unification Church in a bid to stem plunging support amid growing public outrage over the ruling party’s ties to the controversial group. Kishida, in office since last October, will announce his new government team later on Wednesday in a reshuffle that has come earlier than analysts had expected. But in the month since former premier Shinzo Abe was gunned down, the Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) long-standing ties to the church ha…

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