• By The Financial District

64% Of Japanese Unhappy With Gov't Response To Higher Prices

64.1 percent of Japanese people think Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's response to rising prices is inadequate, while 28.1 percent think it is satisfactory, a Kyodo News survey showed.


Photo Insert: The Kishida Cabinet's disapproval rating increased 5.1 percentage points to 26.9%. 58.5 percent of people think Kuroda is unfit to be the central bank governor.



The approval rating for the Kishida Cabinet fell to 56.9% in a three-day nationwide telephone poll conducted from Saturday, after rising to 61.5 percent last month, its highest level since he took office in October.

77.3 percent of respondents thought Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's controversial remark last week that consumers had become more tolerant of price hikes was inappropriate.



The Kishida Cabinet's disapproval rating increased 5.1 percentage points to 26.9%. 58.5 percent of people think Kuroda is unfit to be the central bank governor.

A total of 77.3 percent indicated rising food and other daily necessities had had some impact on their lives, with 71.1 percent indicating they will vote on the topic in the House of Councilors election next month.



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