• Kyodo


Nearly two in three people, or 64.6 percent, are opposed to the government’s plan to further raise the consumption tax in April next year, according to a new opinion poll by Kyodo News.

The telephone poll, conducted Saturday and Sunday, showed support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet was 48.4 percent, up 1.7 percentage points from the previous poll in February, while disapproval stood at 39.5 percent.

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