Elaine Lies

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Abe's support rate slides to under 30%, poll says

/ Jul 14, 2017

Abe's support rate slides to under 30%, poll says

Public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, battered by a smoldering scandal and a perception that he is taking voters for granted, has fallen below 30 percent, the lowest since he returned to power in 2012, a survey released on Friday showed. The suspicion of ...

Oct 17, 2014

Japanese volcanoes made more jittery by 2011 quake, expert says

Japan's massive 2011 earthquake may trigger more, and larger, volcanic eruptions over the next few decades, perhaps even that of Mount Fuji — but predicting them remains close to impossible, a volcano expert said on Friday. The nation last month suffered its worst volcanic disaster ...