Sunday’s Mainichi reported on its opinion poll conducted jointly with the Social Survey Research Center on Saturday, which showed public support for the Kishida Cabinet at 54%, up 6 points from last month and higher than when the Kishida government was launched in October. Nonsupport was 36%, down 7 points. On the government’s handling of the COVID-19, 46% said they approved of it, while 26% did not. The paper attributed the strong public support to the low numbers of new cases. On the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics, 52% said Japan should stage a diplomatic boycott, while 29% said a diplomatic boycott is not necessary.