• Kyodo News


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new Cabinet got the support of 65 percent of people polled overnight Tuesday by Kyodo News, while half of the respondents said Abe should not visit the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine.

It is the third-highest rate of public support shown in a Kyodo first opinion poll on new prime ministers in the past 15 years, following Junichiro Koizumi at 86.3 percent in 2001 and Morihiro Hosokawa at 75.7 percent in 1993.

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