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Kishida's approval rating above water for first time in 7 months

Ukraine trip and summit with South Korea's Yoon receive high marks in Nikkei poll

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida looks on during a joint news conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on March 21.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Support for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's cabinet rose 5 percentage points from February to 48% in the latest Nikkei/TV Tokyo survey, topping its disapproval rating for the first time in seven months.

Kishida's visit to Ukraine and his summit with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol here helped boost the approval rating above the 44% of respondents who disapproved of the cabinet.

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