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Papers project Nago mayoral election to be neck-and-neck

Asahi reported on its projections for the Nago mayoral election to be held on Jan. 23 based on the results of its telephone survey of eligible voters in the city that was conducted jointly with Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting on Sunday and Monday and its own field research in the municipality. The paper wrote that incumbent Mayor Toguchi, who is backed….Read more

  • January 18, 2022
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Kishida comments on DPRK, COVID-19, economic policy

TV Tokyo aired an interview with Prime Minister Kishida on Monday night that had been taped earlier in the evening during which he touched on North Korea’s escalating missile provocations, the COVID-19 resurgence, and his economic policy. With regard to Pyongyang’s recent missile tests, he said: “It’s not easy to ascertain their true intentions. As North Korea is updating and….Read more


Kishida Cabinet receives 66% approval rating, its highest, amid 6th wave of virus, Yomiuri poll

The approval rating of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s Cabinet was 66%, the highest level since its inauguration in October last year, according to a public opinion poll conducted by The Yomiuri Shimbun from Jan. 14 to 16.   The rate was up four percentage points from the previous survey conducted from Dec. 3 to 5, and the disapproval rating remained….Read more


Kishida Cabinet approval rises to 51.7 pct, Jiji poll

Tokyo, Jan. 14 (Jiji Press)–The public approval rate for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s cabinet grew 6.8 percentage points from the previous month to 51.7 pct in January, a Jiji Press opinion survey showed Friday.   The approval rate exceeded 50 pct for the first time since the launch of his administration in October last year.   The disapproval rate….Read more

  • January 14, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 4:26 p.m.
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Main events scheduled for Jan. 17-23

TOKYO – Main events scheduled in Japan for Jan. 17-23:   Jan. 17 (Mon) — Ordinary Diet session to be convened. — Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to deliver policy speech in parliament. — Bank of Japan to hold 2-day monetary policy board meeting. — Cabinet Office to release machinery orders for November. — 27th anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake, which….Read more

  • January 14, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 1:28 p.m.
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