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Abe Cabinet's Approval Rate Drops to 39 Pct: Jiji Poll

Abe Cabinet's Approval Rate Drops to 39 Pct: Jiji Poll

   Tokyo, March 15 (Jiji Press)--The approval rate of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet dropped 3.4 percentage points from last month to 39.0 pct this month, while the disapproval rate rose 1.9 points to 36.4 pct, a Jiji Press public opinion poll showed.
   The results seem to reflect public criticism of a statistics scandal involving the labor ministry and the Abe administration's cool response to a vote by people in Okinawa Prefecture in late February against a planned U.S. military base relocation within the prefecture.
   In the latest poll, a total of 2,000 people aged 18 or over were interviewed across Japan. Of them, 61.2 pct gave valid responses.
   Of the respondents, 39.5 pct said they expected the Abe administration to make progress on the issue of bringing back Japanese abductees from North Korea, but 48.0 pct said they did not.
   Abe has repeatedly expressed his eagerness to have a face-to-face meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with the aim of settling the abduction issue.

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