Will Yoshihide Suga still be Japan PM at the end of the year?

Japan PM Yoshihide Suga faces an uphill battle to win back public trust. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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TOKYO - Is the writing already on the wall for Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga after only four months in office?

Analysts seem to think so. In what is a crucial election year for Japan, the 72-year-old's Cabinet approval ratings have taken a drastically steep plunge of as many as 30 percentage points.

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