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Japan's Kishida suffers 6-point drop in approval rating: Nikkei poll

Pandemic response leads voter priorities for 1st time in 3 months

The drop in approval is the first for the Kishida government, which took office in October, 2021.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The approval rating of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's cabinet fell 6 percentage points from December to 59% in the latest Nikkei-TV Tokyo poll, the first drop since he took office this past October.

Approval of the government's pandemic response also declined. The cabinet's disapproval rating rose 4 points to 30%.

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