Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori said Thursday he “humbly” accepts the low approval ratings of his Cabinet in recent media polls and repeated his determination to promote ongoing economic stimulus policies and continue to support the information technology revolution.

“There must be various reasons” for the low approval rates, and last week’s resignation of former Chief Cabinet Secretary Hidenao Nakagawa was a “direct cause among others,” Mori acknowledged during an interview with the press at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence.

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