Abe Cabinet Sees Highest Disapproval Since 2012

Abe Cabinet sees highest disapproval since 2012

An NHK poll shows that the disapproval rate for Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's Cabinet is at its highest since the launch of his second administration in December 2012.

The survey was conducted over the weekend. More than 1,200 people responded.

Nhk Poll: Cabinet Approval Rate Falls To 39%

NHK poll: Cabinet approval rate falls to 39%

NHK's latest poll shows that public support for Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's Cabinet is almost equally divided.

NHK conducted a telephone survey between Friday and Sunday of over 2,000 randomly chosen people aged 18 or older. More than 1,200 people responded.

Cabinet Approves Record Economic Aid Package

Cabinet approves record economic aid package

Japan's Cabinet has approved emergency economic measures of record proportions to deal with the impact of the coronavirus. The package is worth about 108 trillion yen, or one trillion dollars. The government plans to issue additional bonds to help fund the spending.

Also included is a plan to secure enough of the flu drug Avigan by the end of next March to potentially treat up to two million people infected with the new coronavirus.

Japan's Cabinet Approves Bill On Coronavirus

Japan's Cabinet approves bill on coronavirus

Japan's government has approved a bill which will enable the prime minister to declare a state of emergency over the new coronavirus if necessary.

The bill, approved at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, revises existing legislation which was enacted in 2012 to tackle a new type of influenza and other infectious diseases.

Nhk Poll: Cabinet Approval At 43%

NHK poll: Cabinet approval at 43%

NHK's latest opinion poll puts the approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet at 43 percent. The figure is down by two points from last month.

The disapproval rating rose four points to 41 percent.

Japan's Cabinet Approves Visa Cancellation Policy

Japan's cabinet approves visa cancellation policy

Japan's Cabinet approved a policy on Friday that enables the government to invalidate the visas of people coming from China and South Korea. The measure is among those aimed at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus.

The Japanese government will cancel the visas next Monday. All foreign nationals coming from the two countries will be denied entry into Japan, if they do not have new visas.

Abe's Cabinet Approves 5g And Drone Support Bill

Abe's Cabinet approves 5G and drone support bill

Japan's Cabinet has approved a bill to support domestic firms investing in 5G communication networks and drones. Commercial 5G services are scheduled to start in Japan this spring.

The approval came at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Japan's Cabinet Approves Most Of Spending Plan

Japan's Cabinet approves most of spending plan

Japan's Cabinet has approved a package to fund most of an emergency plan to tackle the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The spending totals 10.3 billion yen, or 93.8 million dollars. The total plan is worth about 140 million dollars.

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters on Friday that the government wants to implement "firm and urgent countermeasures to stop the further spread of the virus." He also said it wants to promote urgent support plans for affected industries.

Cabinet Set To Approve Sdf Dispatch To Middle East

Cabinet set to approve SDF dispatch to Middle East

Japan's Cabinet is expected to approve as early as next Friday a plan to send Self-Defense Force personnel to the Middle East to gather information that will help protect ships with ties to the country.

The plan involves sending an SDF vessel and a patrol plane to waters near the Strait of Hormuz.

Cabinet Approves New Reconstruction Plan

Cabinet approves new reconstruction plan

Japan's Cabinet has approved a new plan for the reconstruction of areas affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami as well as the Fukushima nuclear accident.

The Cabinet approved the policies on Friday. The current rebuilding plan is set to expire in March 2021.

Nhk Poll: Cabinet Approval Rating Down To 45%

NHK poll: Cabinet approval rating down to 45%

The approval rate of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet has dropped two points from last month to 45 percent according to a poll by NHK. The disapproval rate rose two points to 37 percent.

NHK surveyed 2,150 people aged 18 or older across the country by telephone for three days until Sunday, and 58 percent, or 1,238, of them responded.

Cabinet To Approve Sdf Dispatch To The Middle East

Cabinet to approve SDF dispatch to the Middle East

Japan's Cabinet plans to approve a dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East to help ensure the safe navigation of commercial vessels.

The Japanese government is considering sending troops to gather more information about the regional situation.

Abe Apologizes For Cabinet Ministers' Remarks

Abe apologizes for Cabinet ministers' remarks

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has apologized to his governing coalition partner for controversial remarks made by two members of his Cabinet.

Education Minister Koichi Hagiuda said on a TV program last week that students should compete for university enrollment within their means.