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Kishida eyes reward points system to ease impact of rising electricity prices

Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, and Sankei wrote that at the first meeting on Tuesday of a government task force on rising prices, Prime Minister Kishida mentioned a government plan to establish a new system to ease the impact of rising electricity prices by awarding power-saving households points that can be used to lower their utility bills. The papers speculated that the….Read more

  • June 22, 2022
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Kishida vows to fight inflation

All broadcasters reported on the first meeting of a GOJ taskforce charged with curbing price increases that was held at the Kantei, noting that in his opening remarks, Prime Minister Kishida voiced the administration’s resolve to rein in skyrocketing inflation. “We will protect people’s livelihoods and businesses from the adverse effects of spikes in prices by implementing without fail the….Read more

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Japan’s ruling LDP has highest pre-election support at 27%, Kyodo News first trend survey

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has the highest support rate prior to the House of Councillors election set for July 10, pulling well ahead of opposition parties, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday.   In a nationwide telephone survey conducted on Saturday and Sunday, 27.3 percent of respondents said they will vote for the LDP led by Prime Minister Fumio….Read more

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Replacement of administrative vice defense minister causing stir

Saturday’s Yomiuri reported that the GOJ’s decision on Friday to replace Administrative Vice Minister of Defense Shimada Kazuhisa is causing a stir within the GOJ and the ruling coalition. According to the paper, Shimada served as a secretary to then-Prime Minister Abe for six and a half years and was assigned to the current position in August 2020. The paper….Read more

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Japan’s ruling LDP has highest pre-election support at 27%: Kyodo poll 

Kyodo News reported that its nationwide telephone survey conducted on Saturday and Sunday found that the ruling LDP enjoys a commanding lead in support in the runup to the House of Councillors election set for July 10.  According to Kyodo, 27.3% of respondents said they will vote for the LDP in the proportional representation bloc in the upper house. The ruling party was….Read more

  • June 20, 2022
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Mainichi poll: Public approval for Kishida Cabinet drops to 48% 

Sunday’s Mainichi carried a report on the results of its opinion poll jointly conducted by the Social Survey Research Center on Saturday which found that public support for the Kishida Cabinet dropped 5 points from last month to 48%. This was reportedly the first time for the Kishida Cabinet’s approval rating to drop since February. Nonsupport rose 7 points to….Read more

  • June 19, 2022
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Nikkei poll: Public approval for Kishida Cabinet drops to 60% 

Monday’s Nikkei reported on the results of its opinion survey conducted with TV Tokyo on June 17 to 19, which found that public support for the Kishida Cabinet dropped 5 points from last month to 60%. The paper noted, however, that despite the drop, public approval is still over the 59% recorded in October 2021 when the Kishida Cabinet was launched.….Read more

  • June 20, 2022
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Sankei poll: Public approval remains above 60%  

Tuesday’s Sankei reported that its joint opinion poll with FNN conducted on June 18 and 19 found that public support for the Kishida Cabinet was at 63.7%. The paper said although the approval rating dropped 5.2 points from last month, it remained above 60% for nine consecutive months since the launch of the Cabinet. The paper said the majority of….Read more

  • June 21, 2022
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Fuji TV senior commentator praises DM Kishi’s handling of ROK, China at Shangri-La Dialogue

Fuji TV’s senior commentator Hirai Fumio said Defense Minister Kishi “did a good job” at the Asia Security Summit held in Singapore. He explained that when Chinese Defense Minister Wei expressed hope to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Japan at the onset of their bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue on June 12, Kishi immediately brought up….Read more

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Pundits discuss reasons for strong public support for Kishida

Asahi interviewed a political analyst, a French journalist, and a Japanese economist to learn their views on what buoys the public’s strong support for Prime Minister Kishida and his cabinet. Ito Atsuo, a political analyst who has worked for the LDP’s public affairs section, said that Prime Minister Kishida’s personal image as a soft-spoken politician may lie behind the public’s….Read more

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