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Support for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government rose overall for the first time in three months, with crucial elections just months away, as nearly 70% of respondents said they approved of his response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Some 67% of respondents to a weekend survey conducted by the Nikkei daily and TV Tokyo said they approved of the government’s response to the Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, which Russia calls a “special military operation. Only 22% disapproved in the survey, conducted on a monthly basis.

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