Abe Poll Ratings Resume Plunge, Part 1

posted by Richard Katz on October 28, 2014

Found in Japan, categorized in Politics

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All this adds to the dilemmas faces by Abe in implementing unpopular policies, like a second consumption tax hike, restarting nuclear reactors, lowering corporate taxes, and promoting collective self-defense.


After a very short-lived bounce in his approval ratings from the Cabinet reshuffle in September, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suffered an equally quick tumble back to the pre-shuffle lows.

About Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics In International Affairs, the New York correspondent for Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business magazine, and formerly the editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan.

Mr. Katz has taught about Japan’s economy as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, and as a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

Mr. Katz is the author of two books on Japan's economic travails and has just finished a third book on reviving entrepreeurship in Japan.

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