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Japanese prime minister under pressure over campaign expenditure

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday said the office in his constituency in western Hiroshima prefecture had found inadequacies in receipts attached to a campaign expenditure report. The allegations are another blow to the prime minister, whose public support is currently around 30% in recent polls, a level that may make it difficult for him to carry out his agenda. A weekly magazine published a report on Tuesday saying that Kishida’s office submitted 94 receipts with its campaign expenditure report with no addressee or description, alleging that it could violate…

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