• Kyodo News


The support rate for Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama’s Cabinet rose to slightly better than 50 percent following the appointment of Naoto Kan as finance minister, a Kyodo News survey showed Monday.

But a majority of the 1,031 people who responded to a nationwide telephone survey conducted Sunday and Monday said Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa has not fulfilled his responsibility to explain a money scandal.

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