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Suga's approval rating plumbs new depths as emergency drags on

Over 60% of respondents want to delay Tokyo Olympics or call them off

A couple watches Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speak on a big screen in Tokyo on May 28. With the coronavirus state of emergency extended yet again, Suga's response to the pandemic has come under fire.   © AP

TOKYO -- The approval rating of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's government fell 7 percentage points from April to 40% in a new Nikkei/TV Tokyo survey as public ire over the pandemic response flared anew under the extended state of emergency.

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