NHK's latest opinion poll puts the approval rating of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet at 42 percent, down 6 points from two weeks earlier. The disapproval rating is 34 percent, up 2 points.
Of the nearly 4,000 people NHK surveyed over the weekend, 2,042 responded. The poll comes ahead of an Upper House election expected to take place in July.
NHK's latest poll shows the approval rating of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet at 48 percent, up 1 point from last month. The disapproval rating is 32 percent, down 3 points.
NHK surveyed about 2,300 men and women aged 18 or older across the country over the weekend, and 54 percent, or 1,260 of them, responded.
Japan's Cabinet has taken the unusual step of revising the country's budget bill for fiscal 2019. It's rare to revise a draft budget that's already been approved by the Cabinet. The move comes after some calculations were found to be based on incomplete labor statistics.
The budget now includes an additional 6 million dollars from the general account to go toward underpaid unemployment benefits and other work-related payouts.
In NHK's latest opinion poll, Japanese voters' approval rating for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stood at 43 percent. That's up two percentage points from last month. The disapproval rate was 35 percent, down three points.
NHK conducted the survey over three days from last Saturday among 2,166 people. 1,206 people, or 56 percent, responded.
Before the results of the US midterm elections came in, Japan's top government spokesperson said that the elections would not have an impact on bilateral ties.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said, "The Japan-US alliance is unshakable. I believe Republicans and Democrats both understand the importance of the relationship."
NHK's latest opinion poll shows that the approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet stands at 42 percent, unchanged from last month's survey. The disapproval rate is 40 percent, up by 1 point.
NHK conducted the survey over 3 days from Saturday among 2,172 randomly chosen people aged 18 or older. 1,271, or 59 percent, responded.