Japan’s Cabinet Minister Resigns Over Unification Church Ties | app

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy minister said he tendered his resignation on Monday over his ties to the Unification Church after facing mounting criticism in a growing controversy involving dozens ruling party legislators.

Daishiro Yamagiwa’s resignation is another blow to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government, which has been rocked by his party’s close ties to the controversial South Korea-based church following the assassination of former leader Shinzo Abe in July.

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