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The public approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet jumped 8.6 points to 44.4 percent after the reshuffle, a poll showed Friday.

The nationwide telephone survey conducted by Kyodo news on Thursday and Friday showed a turnaround from mid-July, when the Cabinet’s approval rating sank to its lowest since Abe began his second stint as prime minister in 2012.

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