Over 80 Pct Positive about New Era Name Reiwa: Jiji Poll

Politics

Tokyo, April 12 (Jiji Press)--Over 80 pct of people in Japan expressed positive feelings toward the country's new era name, Reiwa, a Jiji Press opinion poll in April showed.

The survey, conducted for four days through Monday, showed that 84.8 pct of respondents gave positive responses to the new era name. It drew negative responses came from 10.4 pct.

Reiwa will replace the current Heisei as the country's era name on May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito accedes to the Imperial throne.

The poll showed that public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet rose 4.0 percentage points from the previous month to 43.0 pct, while the disapproval rate dropped 2.1 points to 34.3 pct.

The public's positive responses to the new era name are believed to be behind the higher approval rate.

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