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Public support for Kishida Cabinet remains strong six months after launch

TBS reported that the latest public opinion survey conducted by the Japan News Network showed that 59.1% of respondents supported the Kishida administration six months after its launch. Support rose by 2.2 points to 59.1%, while nonsupport dropped by 1.2 points to 37.2%. Compared with the Suga Cabinet, whose support rate declined from 70.7% to 44.4% after six months, public approval for the Kishida Cabinet edged up to 59.1% from 58.6%. Some 62% welcomed the Kishida administration’s response to the crisis in Ukraine, and 86% gave high marks to the GOJ’s proactive stance on accepting Ukrainian evacuees. Concerning oil and gas development projects in the Russian Far East, 41% said Japan should withdraw from them to reinforce the sanctions on Russia, while 45% said Japan should remain involved in the projects to secure its energy interests.

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