For first time, majority disapprove of Abe

posted by Richard Katz on July 22, 2015

Found in Japan, categorized in Politics


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The population has clearly rejected Abe's bills, and the tactics he is using to ram them through, because they are part and parcel of a political agenda that they reject.


Disapproval outweighs approval by 14 percentage points in Kyodo survey

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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