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Third Japanese cabinet minister in a month resigns in blow to PM

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By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan’s internal affairs minister resigned on Sunday in connection with a funding scandal, becoming the third cabinet member to leave in less than a month in a severe blow to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s already shaky support. Kishida’s approval ratings have sunk after the July assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe revealed deep and longstanding ties between ruling Liberal Democratic Party politicians and the Unification Church, a group that critics say is a cult. Internal affairs minister Minoru Terada tendered his resignation to Kishida after med…

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