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Japan's government rocked by second resignation in less than a month

Cloud still hangs over another minister as Kishida tries to move past scandals

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida faces growing headwinds within his Liberal Democratic Party and from the opposition over controversies involving cabinet members. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's cabinet on Friday suffered another departure in less than a month, adding to his troubles as he seeks to deliver an economic stimulus plan.

Justice Minister Yasuhiro Hanashi resigned under fire for seeming to make light of the death penalty.

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