Majority of Japanese see little economic improvement

Tokyo, Nov 29 (IANS) A new poll has found about 84 percent of the Japanese feeling little economic improvement in the country, brushing aside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s pledge for improvement.

The latest survey, conducted by Japan’s Kyodo News, also showed the support rate for Abe’s cabinet declined to 43.6 percent, while its disapproval rate surpassed the support rate at 47.3 percent, Xinhua reported.

About 53.0 percent of respondents said they want to see a more balanced lower house after the upcoming election between the ruling and opposition parties.

However, as to which party they will cast their ballots to, about 28.0 percent showed their support to Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, while 10.3 percent were in favour of the main opposition party the Democratic Party of Japan.

About 53.3 percent showed their opposition to Abe’s security policies, including reinterpreting the pacifist Constitution to allow Japan to exercise the right to collective self-defence, according to the poll.

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