• Kyodo


More people support than oppose Japan’s participation in the envisaged Trans-Pacific Partnership and Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s recent decision to enter into multilateral talks on the pact, newspaper polls showed Tuesday.

More than 80 percent of respondents said, however, that Noda has not fully explained the TPP or his policies to the public, and his Cabinet approval rating has fallen below 50 percent, the Asahi Shimbun and Yomiuri Shimbun said.

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