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Japan's Reiwa era

Nearly 80% of Japanese back having women on the throne: survey

Support for Abe's cabinet jumps to 55%

A majority of the Japanese public has favorable views of the Imperial family.

TOKYO -- More than three-quarters of Japanese support allowing women to ascend to the Chrysanthemum Throne, a Nikkei opinion poll shows, indicating a gap between public opinion and the current government's reluctance so far.

Approval of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet jumped 7 percentage points from the last poll, in late March, to 55% in the survey taken Friday to Sunday. Also notable was a surge in the public standing of Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who received the fourth-highest support among the possible candidates to become the next prime minister.

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