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Suga's approval rating plunges toward point of no return

Embattled leader scrapes new lows in July polls amid virus setbacks

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks with Naohisa Takato, who won the gold medal for men's 60 kg judo, on July 25.

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's approval rating reached record depths across the board in July polls, entering into territory that for most has foreshadowed an end to their time in office.

Approval of Suga's cabinet sank 9 percentage points from June to 34% in a weekend Nikkei/TV Tokyo poll -- the worst rating for a Japanese leader in nine years.

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