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91% say Japanese economy has worsened, Nihon Yoron Chosakai poll

According to a Nihon Yoron Chosakai nationwide mail-in poll, a total of 91% of respondents think that the Japanese economy has either “worsened” or “generally worsened.” This is essentially unchanged from the 92% found in the previous poll taken in August–September last year. Although the restrictions placed on people’s movement to combat the COVID pandemic have been relaxed, it is….Read more

  • October 2, 2022
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
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Kishida Cabinet approval rating takes a hit from rising prices, Unification Church issue and Abe state funeral

By Chie Morifuji / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer   More people say they disapprove of the Kishida Cabinet than those who approve of it, a recent nationwide poll conducted by The Yomiuri Shimbun found, sparking a strong sense of crisis within the government and ruling coalition.   The approval rating has fallen below 50%, and the political distrust over the….Read more

  • October 3, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 8:00 p.m.
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Public support for Kishida Cabinet drops to record low

TBS reported at noon on the results of its opinion poll conducted over the weekend, which found that public support for the Kishida Cabinet dropped by 5.4 points from last month to a record low of 42.7%. Nonsupport rose 5.6 points to 53.9%. Concerning the state funeral for former Prime Minister Abe, 54% expressed disapproval. Meanwhile, 71% said they highly….Read more

  • October 3, 2022
  • , TBS
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Disapproval of Kishida Cabinet surpasses approval rating for 1st time, Yomiuri poll

For the first time since Fumio Kishida became prime minister on Oct. 4, 2021, more people disapprove than approve of his administration, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun poll.   The disapproval rating for the Kishida Cabinet was 46%, just ahead of the approval rating of 45%, the nationwide poll conducted over the weekend showed. This was the first time his….Read more

  • October 3, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 1:55 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

71% in favor of enhancing defense capabilities, Yomiuri poll

The Yomiuri Shimbun conducted a nationwide public opinion poll [on Oct. 1–2] to probe views on Japan’s defense capabilities. A plurality of 71% said that they are in favor of increasing Japan’s defense capabilities, easily outdistancing the 21% who said they oppose the move. The percentage of pollees in favor of increasing defense capabilities has remained high at the 60%–70%….Read more

  • October 3, 2022
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
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Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

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Kishida Cabinet disapproval rate hits 50% for first time, Asahi poll

On the eve of the first anniversary of taking power, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida saw his Cabinet’s disapproval rating hit 50 percent for the first time, according to a new Asahi Shimbun survey.   The survey showed a high level of disapproval from respondents over the staging of the state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and disclosures of….Read more

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Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

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Kishida’s popularity slides further as more people disapprove of Abe’s state funeral

Today’s Yomiuri and Asahi front-paged the results of their latest public opinion surveys conducted over the weekend that pointed to prolonged public criticism of the Kishida administration. Yomiuri put support for the cabinet at 45%, down 5 points from a month ago, and nonsupport at 46%, up 5 points. This was the first time for disapproval to exceed approval in….Read more

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