The Democratic Party of Japan-led Cabinet heads into its second month Friday, after coming out quickly to usher in a new political era in the wake of the Liberal Democratic Party’s long domination.

Recent opinion polls have shown surprisingly strong support of 60 percent to 70 percent for the Cabinet, impressive numbers for a party that was only established in 1998 and had zero experience in running the government.

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