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Can Japan PM Kishida find a way out of his ratings slump?

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends the 25th Asean plus Three (APT) Summit during the Asean summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Nov 12, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has effectively sacked two Cabinet ministers in the span of three weeks, as he struggles to lift his Cabinet approval that has sunk to new lows.

A poll by public broadcaster NHK released on Monday pegged support at 33 per cent, down by five percentage points from October.

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