Japan public approval for PM Kishida's cabinet rises to near 50% -media

FILE PHOTO: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks about his parent policy at a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo on March 17, 2023. YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/Pool via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese public support for the cabinet of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida rose to 48%, exceeding the disapproval rate for the first time in seven months, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Sunday, citing a poll it conducted with TV Tokyo.

The approval rate increased 5 percentage points from the poll in February, while the disapproval rate slid to 44%, the newspaper said.

(Reporting by Rocky Swift; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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