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Japan Cabinet’s Approval Rating Rises in Poll by Mainichi

Fumio Kishida

Fumio Kishida

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

The approval rating for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s cabinet rose to 52% from 48% last month in the first Mainichi newspaper opinion poll conducted after the murder of former premier Shinzo Abe. 

Disapproval fell to 37% from 44%, the newspaper reported on Monday, citing a poll of more than 1,000 respondents. Of those surveyed, 70% said they have a positive evaluation of Abe’s achievements while 29% said they don’t.