• Kyodo


The approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet plunged by 9.7 percentage points from June to 37.7 percent — the lowest since he returned to power in December 2012 — as the ruling camp rammed controversial security bills through the Lower House despite objections by a majority of the public, a Kyodo News poll showed Saturday.

The disapproval rating also jumped to 51.6 percent from 43.0 percent last month, surpassing the approval rating.

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