Japan PM removes his cabinet after support wanes over its ties to the church
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JapTokyo, : In an apparent effort to distance his government from the hardline Unification Church over its ties tothe slain leader Shinzo Abe and key governing party members, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday.
After Kishida's election victory in July, which was anticipated to guarantee long-term stability until 2025, there was a reshuffle, his second in as few as 10 months since taking government.
However, uncertainty was heightened as a result of Abe's horrific murder on July 8 and its political repercussions as public support for Kishida's Cabinet plummeted.
Gaining the public's trust, according to Kishida, was crucial. As a result, only individuals who committed to closely evaluating their connections to the church and assisting those who had fallen victim to supposedly bogus religious companies were included in the new Cabinet.