After cabinet reshuffle, public remains dissatisfied with Prime Minister Abe

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse, Sasakawa USA Blog

The clock is ticking on Abe’s tenure as prime minister, writes Tobias Harris, Sasakawa USA Fellow for Trade, Economy, and Business, in this August 8 Japan Political Pulse update. While an August 3 cabinet reshuffle has increased approval ratings to an extent, public dissatisfaction with Abe remains.

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In Japan, right-wing school scandal entangles two women close to Abe

Author: New York Times

Categories: In the News

Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada may have a difficult time regaining public trust after a scandal involving a right-wing education group, and another related to the role of Japanese Self Defense Forces operating in South Sudan, Sasakawa USA’s Jeffrey Hornung told the New York Times in an article on March 21.

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Post-reshuffle polls show public generally supports new cabinet, but with reservations

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Three polls conducted after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his cabinet and the Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) leadership team on August 3 show that while the cabinet did not receive a bump in support after the reshuffle, the public generally approves of Abe’s decisions.

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