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Japan’s Kishida Struggles as Latest Scandal Hits Close to Home

Nov. 24, 2022, 4:57 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, whose public support has nosedived over a series of scandals, is now seeing his clean personal image tarnished by questions over his own political campaign financing.

The premier sought to brush off a magazine report that questioned election expenses from last year, telling reporters Thursday while some receipts his office submitted didn’t include complete information, the money had been spent appropriately.

Kishida also denied domestic media reports that he was thinking of reshuffling his cabinet in the coming weeks. His support has tumbled to its lowest since he took office in October 2021, and ...