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Support for Suga falls following travel campaign reversal

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topping the 44% who thought the government was doing well

In my mind 44% thinking the government is doing a good job here blows my mind.

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potentially threatens the chances of his premiership extending beyond next autumn

Next autumn a vaccine is probably available and the pandemic is over or at least under control.

And then nobody is asking anymore about how good or bad Suga managed the pandemic.

But instead of Suga, who else has the ability to be a "Good Big Boss" of Japan? (I don't know anybody so far).

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The longer you stay in Japan the more you realise what a Banana Republic it actually is.

The bigwigs don't care at all about the plebs.

The most important thing is the 'gravy train.'

Suga is happy to dish out tons of cash to Afghanistan but not to his people who actually paid that cash and are now in need of some financial help,

When it is time to stand up and be counted Japan's leadership is nowhere to be seen.

The 'elite' over here are a joke.....they just take and give to their friends.

However,and as much as I like the Japanese,they only have themselves to blame for repeatedly voting for the LDP which only knows how to take and not to give,unless it is to their buddies or,even worse,to themselves.

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Respondents who disapproved of the government's coronavirus countermeasures rose 13 percentage points to 48%, topping the 44% who thought the government was doing well,

So 44 % still have rocks in their head or believe the bs ad nausea " Japan is doing better than other countries" propaganda line continually spewed by NHK. Beyond help.

The longer you stay in Japan the more you realise what a Banana Republic it actually is.

Absolutely..in particular.the political system here is beyond a joke ...same old corrupt party continually in power for 7 decades ( except maybe what, 5 years ) ...and they want to present itself as an example of working democracy in Asia. Yeah right.

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they only have themselves to blame for repeatedly voting for the LDP

Which other "Good" Choice do they have?

Like I said in my upper post...I don't see anybody. 

If the japanese population have a good counter candidate, THEN I am sure the LDP is over.

But there is nobody.

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But instead of Suga, who else has the ability to be a "Good Big Boss" of Japan? (I don't know anybody so far).

Mickey mouse could do at least the same if not better job.

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Mickey mouse could do at least the same if not better job

In other words you also don't know anybody who can do it better in japan.

Just Nonstop complaining, but no suggestion for a solution.

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@Monty,

Being critical is the first step to a better future.

Always keeping the status quo is the first step to nowhere.

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Come on for a man his age doing 1,000 sit ups 400 times a day and covering up rampant corruption, defecting questions he doesn't like I'm truely suprised his popularity isn't 99.9%, people seem to forget that with out people like him they'd have a living wage sunshine in their lives. And believe me if you have never seen sunshine you don't miss it.

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What on earth are 58% of people basing their positive approval on?

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The 'elite' over here are a joke.....they just take and give to their friends.

As if they actually make money. Japanese elites have an epic history of legendary investment failures. Japan Post's acquisition of TOLL or SoftBank's acquisition of WeWork proved that.

Those elites took Japanese people' wealth to gamble all of it in 1990s. The second epic round in 2008. The third, and ongoing round in 2020.

If it wasn't for the status of a world's net exporter, which is gradually losing to China and ASEAN, then Japan would have been collapsed in 1990s or 2008. Meanwhile, the 2020 will be a testament on whether Japan's net exporter power can save the country from economic/financial ills. Apparently, Suga made a right move to kiss Xi's heels and Phuc's heels, so Japan can have a trade surplus with China and Vietnam instead, for survival.

So 44 % still have rocks in their head or believe the bs ad nausea " Japan is doing better than other countries" propaganda line continually spewed by NHK. Beyond help.

If the people do not see the wrongs in themselves, the country's elites and their foreign masters will perpetually rob Japan blind. Japan is somewhat similar to North Korea in this aspect. Neither of the citizens in both nations want to change at all.

Folks in China want changes, and still conduct numerous acts of defiance against the CCP to usher changes. All reports about human rights violation are showing that Chinese people still take a stance. You see very little amounts in Japan and North Korea. Especially with Japan, information transparency is available and there is no short of social ills and corrupt practices.

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I would like to see the Osaka governor a chance, he is young, he is direct when speaking and appears not to give a rats poop what others think when he gives an opinion. We need someone like him to govern all of Japan who is fresh and no-nonsense, however, unfortunately unlikely as Japanese do not like change or the unknown.

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In other words you also don't know anybody who can do it better in japan.

Personally I like Renho ..but she got taken down by the LDP created controversy about not being Japanese enough and having Taiwanese heritage & dual nationality because of her dad and that worked wonders with the xenophobic majority here.

Just Nonstop complaining, but no suggestion for a solution.

Since I live and pay taxes here I express opinion about things that I think need a healthy dose of criticism. If I live in another country Is do the same. Big problem with Japan is that so much of the public is sooo apathetic.

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The government has been attempting to keep the coronavirus under control while boosting Japan's hard-hit economy with a national travel campaign that subsidises tourism.

How has the gov't been attempting ? Ok I now understand, it has been trying to arrest the spread of the virus

with the GOTOs. How brilliant.

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44% are right wing old men who have always voted LDP and will continue to do so.

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What a joke. Japanese are blaming Suga? It wouldn’t have anything to do with people taking advantage of the goto campaign? Hive mind thinking is hilarious

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Quote ''Support for Suga falls following travel campaign reversal''

If Covid cases are rising again, second and third wave are hitting many countries not just Japan, this is necessary and needed, Pandemic is not Over!

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Mr suga was correct. Why???.

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Personally I like Renho ..but she got taken down by the LDP created controversy about not being Japanese enough and having Taiwanese heritage & dual nationality because of her dad and that worked wonders with the xenophobic majority here.

Exactly, but I stopped being a fan of her when she teamed up with Noda who is in my opinion an assassin candidate for the opposition. I'm a strong supporter of Edano and the Constitutional Democrats. I also like the Communist Party here although I think they should change their name to Constitutional Socialists to better reflect their platform.

Just Nonstop complaining, but no suggestion for a solution.

Since I live and pay taxes here I express opinion about things that I think need a healthy dose of criticism. If I live in another country Is do the same. Big problem with Japan is that so much of the public is sooo apathetic.

Absolutely agree. And we should all be thankful of the right to be able to do so. I've lived in countries where gov criticism would have you disappear in prison for years. We should all exercise our right to free speech. You do not have to agree with everyone. You just have to respect their right to voice their opinion.

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The government has been attempting to keep the coronavirus under control while boosting Japan's hard-hit economy with a national travel campaign that subsidises tourism.

How has the gov't been attempting ?

Well they urged people to what they can to curb the spread.... LOL

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Japan's Suga government who only depend on effort of exhausted medical staff and self-help of citizen has not been able to control Covid-19 epidemic in Japan at all unlike surrounding countries.

according to worldometer, Population in Japan is far smaller than China. but Covid-19 infected people in Japan are more than China.

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More than 40% Japanese still support "response" of Suga government who does virtually nothing against Corona virus.

They seem to be seeing something another that different to real.

This is the "public opinion" at present strange Japanese society.

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Noda who is in my opinion an assassin candidate for the opposition.

Agreed....Nods was like a LDP sleeper agent inserted to destroy the Democrats..and he accomplished that mission. never forget how he got screwed over by Abe who promised that in exchange for the early election ( that LDP promptly won ) 80 deadwood politicians seats would be cut from the Diet ..of course Abe reneged on that promise immediately and the sheep media and public opinion conveniently forgot )

'm a strong supporter of Edano and the Constitutional Democrats.

Dont mind Edano myself...just don't think he has enough charisma to lead opposition to victory. Wish I was wrong.

I've lived in countries where gov criticism would have you disappear in prison for years. 

Know that all too well brother.

I also like the Communist Party here although I think they should change their name to Constitutional Socialists to better reflect their platform.

Absolutely...the Communist party here has some good, socially equitable ideas/ policies ( never thought I'd say that) but could never understand their holding onto that cursed name...they,d double their vote if they dropped that name.

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