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Kishida faces 'deep loneliness' in bid to win back Japan's public

Leader's approval plunges despite 2 major election victories

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has been rocked by a series of scandals involving his cabinet members.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Taro Aso, the vice president of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, once described his time as prime minister as one of "deep, dark loneliness."

Current Prime Minister Fumio Kishida likely feels the same way, since any national leader must ultimately decide alone what they think is best for their country.

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