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Japan PM says will not dissolve parliament after party's failure in 3 by-elections

Tokyo, April 30 (UNI) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday that he took his party's failure in the three recent by-elections to the Japanese parliament's lower house very seriously but was not planning to dissolve the legislature.
On Sunday, Japan's ruling conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lost two by-elections in the prefectures of Shimane and Nagasaki and one in Tokyo amid public criticism of its fundraising practices, Japanese media reported.
"I take the results of the by-elections very seriously and hard. The issue of money obtained from political donations has largely affected [the situation] ... We will focus on resolving the issues and delivering the result, and I absolutely do not think of it [dissolving the parliament]," Kishida told reporters.
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