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Kishida cabinet's support rate rises to 23.8%: poll

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The poll found that 93.3 percent did not believe that the LDP's own probe or parliamentary deliberations have clarified how the party's factions pooled secret funds for years and who was responsible.

well, that's for sure. Would the DPJ please stand up?

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Those ratings are still abysmal. Problem with Japanese politicians is that they have absolutely no accountability, no mandate and deflect blame to others. Same with corporate Japan and Japanese society as a whole. Give me an example, throughout history, where Japan took accountability about anything, without outside pressure, and I will change my mind.

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Whatever happened to Majority Wins??

23.8% is not even on the charts of approvals.

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I often hear a lot of people write here that they are frustrated with the opposition parties not having policies and only criticizing the gov't. They want a clear choice for voters. But after learning of this ticket buying kickback scandal, we can see the deck is stacked against them, it the LDP has tons of extra money on hand to hire staff, buy votes etc. Maybe if there was a fair election the results might be different. Let's hope the next election that will happen. Not holding my breath, but can always hope.

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But the Kishida cabinet's approval rating remained below 30 percent, a threshold widely recognized as the "danger level" for a government, for the sixth consecutive survey.

That that is the "danger level" is proof that Japanese democracy is a sham.

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Agree with all the above

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Kishida cabinet's support rate rises

why?

nothing he or his cronies did to justify that

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I often hear a lot of people write here that they are frustrated with the opposition parties not having policies and only criticizing the gov't. They want a clear choice for voters. But after learning of this ticket buying kickback scandal, we can see the deck is stacked against them, it the LDP has tons of extra money on hand to hire staff, buy votes etc. Maybe if there was a fair election the results might be different. Let's hope the next election that will happen. Not holding my breath, but can always hope.

Well said. If people took the time to look into other party's policies, maybe they will find that they actually have something of interest. I will say none of the parties are perfect, and none of them have experience due to the LDP having been in power for such a long time(自民時代) or (LDP Era), but they do have some interesting propositions. Sadly, even if miraculously a different party would come to power, they will only end up losing in a re-election because a mere few years is not enough to implement any good policy. People expect instant gratification, perhaps because things can go south in a short period and people think the opposite is true, but it actually takes decades before certain policies are sorted, implemented, and benefitted.

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Statistics is involved here, and when we have a look at the poll parameters we just cannot make such a statement like such an exact comma value for the support rate rising to 23.8%. At maximum we could say that likely an upward trend was detected for that specific poll and then we coud make a very wide range and raw estimate, something like: the support rate is highly probable about 21 - 26% within a 95% confidence interval or so.

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MArk X / SDCA - well said. The system is beyond a joke.

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The other huge problem is the amount of vote disparity that exists in Japan, which never gets resolved. Hell the supreme court has stated the past two elections were unconstitutional but nothing was done about it. In so many rural electorate districts a handful of elderly voters have so much power compared to thousands of urban voters.

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4% bump based on doing absolutely nothing.

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I think the decimal point is in the wrong place -- it should be 2.38%. Has anyone ever met a supporter of the Living Death Party? Who are these people?

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Somehow, his US visit that US ambassador to Japan greeted PM, not president or vice president.

Japanese PM had arbitrarily promised as if Japan will participate to the war of US. Besides, he seemed to point "crisis of democracy" at US congress but his LDP regime themselves are ruining democracy of Japan during over decade.

But Japanese pro-government reporters only admired such overseas travel of Kishida as "state visit". And, 3.7 percent public turned to support government.

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I’m not a betting man but the opposition is such a joke, even more so, than the clowns in power now,never read a single opposition policy here on japan today. So It’s just a matter of picking the least worst clown. So my guess is no change at the next election. Same party, same leader! Omg!…….. wait!…. Hang on! Did I say same leader? No, we Change the leader!say sorry. Bow!!! Very very deeply. Go to the country and win again. And pensioners will vote for the same party. Rinse and repeat!

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1 - The current LDP Prime Minister has a very low approval rating.

2 - The LDP change leader for the umpteenth time.

3 - The new leader quickly becomes equally as unpopular.

4 - Around one in three people eligible to vote in Japan actually vote and the LDP gets voted in yet again.

Repeat 1 - 4

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He went abroad and spoke English!

Sugoiii!

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The LDP brand is tired and needs a reboot. A new name might help. How about the DLP (Democratic Lying Party)?

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The Smile Up Party.

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How is this possible? I can't help thinking the poll is rigged by the Declining Losers Party. Most of the people they call on landlines (remember those?) probably have dementia.

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LDP is so corrupt I want to puke !

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23.8% is not an approval rate, it is a poll on his dismal failure as PM.

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obladiApr. 16  07:09 am JST

Would the DPJ please stand up?

No, because it doesn't exist any more. Were you not aware of this?

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MarkXApr. 16  07:40 am JST

I often hear a lot of people write here that they are frustrated with the opposition parties not having policies and only criticizing the gov't. They want a clear choice for voters. But after learning of this ticket buying kickback scandal, we can see the deck is stacked against them, it the LDP has tons of extra money on hand to hire staff, buy votes etc. Maybe if there was a fair election the results might be different. Let's hope the next election that will happen. Not holding my breath, but can always hope.

Elections are also obscenely expensive. In the UK or the USA popular incumbent politicians can expect challengers from the main opposition parties, but in Japan if they run candidates against LDP heavyweights they're Y3 million out of pocket every time they lose and forfeit their deposits.

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Abe234Apr. 16  02:01 pm JST

I’m not a betting man but the opposition is such a joke, even more so, than the clowns in power now,never read a single opposition policy here on japan today. 

Bit of a simplistic attitude.

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