Approval for govt of Japan's Kishida falls below 30% for first time -Jiji

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida holds news conference in New York
Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at a news conference during his visit to New York for the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York City, New York, U.S., September 22, 2022. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

TOKYO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Approval for the government of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida slid to 27.4%, a poll showed on Thursday, falling below 30% for the first time since he took office last October.

Disapproval rose 3.0 percentage points to 43.0%, the poll by Jiji Press between Oct. 7 and 10 showed.

It follows a Kyodo News poll on Sunday that showed support for Kishida's government slid to the lowest in his one-year tenure as doubts grow over his ruling party's disclosure of ties to the controversial Unification Church. read more

Reporting by Mariko Katsumura; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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