Support for Abe Cabinet Stays around 45 Pct: Jiji Poll

Politics

Tokyo, June 14 (Jiji Press)---The approval rating for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet stood at 44.9 pct for June, up 0.2 percentage point from the previous month, a Jiji Press survey showed Friday.

The disapproval rating stood at 31.5 pct, up 0.4 point, according to the survey, conducted for four days through Monday.

Public attention was drawn to Abe's diplomacy during U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Japan last month. This apparently helped ease the impact of a controversial Financial Services Agency report suggesting that an elderly couple living on pensions needs 20 million yen in life savings.

On the consumption tax hike from 8 pct to 10 pct set for October, 55.1 pct opposed the measure clearly or to some extent, while 39.0 pct were somewhat or clearly in favor.

The current state of the Japanese economy was judged good by 1.2 pct, somewhat good by 23.7 pct, somewhat bad by 53.1 pct and bad by 13.5 pct.

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