Japan public approval for PM Kishida's cabinet rises to near 50%, poll shows

TOKYO, March 27 (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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