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Slumping Abe woos Kishida ahead of cabinet reshuffle

Japanese leader wants his ascendant foreign minister to stay put and build party unity

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida pays his respects at the grave of former Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira in Kanonji, Kagawa Prefecture, on July 22.

TOKYO -- Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is drawing attention ahead of the upcoming reshuffle of cabinet ministers and key posts in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, as his fate could shape the future of the government.

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