NHK’s latest poll shows that the approval rate of the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet is 48%, up one point from last month. The disapproval rating is 32%, down 3 points.
NHK surveyed approximately 2,300 men and women aged 18 and over in the country on weekends, 54% of which (1,260) answered.
Of those who support the cabinet, 50% say it looks like a better alternative to other possible closets. Fourteen percent said it had the ability to get things done, and an additional 14 percent said it was the cabinet of the party they supported.
Of the disapproved people, 33% say that they do not trust Abe. Thirty-two percent said they did not expect the policy of the Cabinet, and 10 percent said that they could not do it.
The Emperor Sakuhito rose to the throne on May 1st.
Thirty-two percent answered that they had kind feelings for themselves, and 49% said they had their feelings to some extent. 10% answered that there was not much emotion, 3% said that there was no emotion at all.
He also said that he plans to raise the consumption tax rate from 8% to 10% in October. Twenty-seven percent agreed, 40% disagreed, and 26% were undecided.