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More than 90% say Emperor should be allowed to abdicate

  • August 22, 2016
  • , NTV
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NTV reported this morning on the results of its opinion poll conducted over the weekend, which found that 94.3% of respondents said the Emperor should be allowed to abdicate, while 2.8% felt otherwise. On the possible extension of PM Abe’s term as LDP president, 48.1% said it should not be extended, while 41.6% said it should. Support for the Abe cabinet rose 2.1 points from last month to 49.9%, while nonsupport dropped 2.9 points to 33.8%.

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