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Japan Cabinet Approval Rating Falls As Worries Mount on Prices

Fumio Kishida

Fumio Kishida

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

The approval for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s cabinet fell 5 percentage points to 48% in a poll published by the Mainichi newspaper, which showed respondents were worried about rising prices. 

It was the first time since February the approval rating dropped in the survey, while the disapproval rate jumped 7 percentage points to 44%, the poll published Sunday showed. About two-third of respondents said they felt financial strains due to rising prices for items such as food and energy.