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Kishida Orders Measures to Shield Voters From Energy Cost Impact

  • Japan’s leader aims to keep support elevated ahead of election
  • Looks to curb impact of fastest energy price gains in 41 years
Fumio Kishida
Fumio KishidaPhotographer: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

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Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for measures to cushion the impact of soaring energy prices, amplified by a sliding yen, as he looks to keep public support buoyant ahead of a summer election.