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Japan's Kishida under pressure after losing 3rd minister in a month

Latest cabinet resignation distracts from inflation fight, other priorities

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks with reporters on Nov. 20 after his cabinet was hit by the third resignation in a month. (Photo by Suzu Takahashi)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government has suffered another setback ahead of its push to advance an economic stimulus plan in the parliament, with a third cabinet member resigning under pressure in just a month.

Minoru Terada, minister for internal affairs and communications, stepped down Sunday following revelations of campaign finance irregularities.

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