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Will the Olympics backfire on Japan PM Suga as he gears up for upcoming elections?

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (front row, second from right) at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23, 2021.PHOTO: REUTERS

TOKYO - The Olympic party is over, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is not feeling any love from his citizens.

Five opinion surveys by media outlets across the political spectrum last week were united in one outcome: Approval for Mr Suga's Cabinet is now at its lowest since he took office last September.

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