load_file(“/includes-n/article_top.html”);load_file(“/includes-n/float_share.html”);WORLD / ASIA-PACIFICSupport for Japans Suga falls following travel campaign reversalBy ReutersPublished: Nov 30, 2020 07:03 PMload_file(“/includes-n/article_share.html”);Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Sugas approval ratings fell 5 percentage points to 58 percent, with many unhappy with his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a poll taken over the weekend by the daily Nikkei newspaper.Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga wearing a mask announced Thursday that Japan is on maximum alert as the nation sees record numbers of new coronavirus cases. Japan reported more than 2,000 new cases, the highest yet, on Wednesday. Photo: thepaper.cnThe dip in ratings follows criticism over his hesitation to suspend a domestic travel campaign as new coronavirus infections rise, and potentially threatens the chances of his premiership extending beyond autumn 2021, when his current term ends.Sugas approval ratings were at 63 percent in the previous poll conducted in October. Respondents who disapproved of the governments coronavirus countermeasures rose 13 percentage points to 48 percent, topping the 44 percent who thought the government was doing well, according to the same poll. In the survey of 993 people, 61 percent agreed with the governments decision to partially halt the domestic “Go To” travel campaign, while 25 percent said the government needed to do more.Although Japan has been spared the high incidence of the disease seen in Europe and the US, infection rates are rising as the cold season approaches, with the nation reaching record numbers of daily cases in recent weeks. New daily infections surged to an all-time high of 2,684 people on Saturday, according to public broadcaster NHK. The number of deaths stands at over 2,100.The government has been attempting to keep the coronavirus under control while boosting Japans hard-hit economy with a national travel campaign that subsidizes tourism.load_file(“/includes-n/article_share.html”);RELATED ARTICLES Japan’s PM Suga under pressure over predecessor’s scandalPrime Minister Yoshihide Suga was grilled by opposition lawmakers on Wednesday over whether he made inaccurate claims in … Japan looks to set up consulate in C.Chinas Wuhan at earliest possible date in wake of pandemic: Japanese foreign ministryThe Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed with the Global Times on Tuesday that it is considering setting … Japan’s 3rd-quarter GDP up 21.4 pct, still below pre-pandemic levelJapans economy in the July-September period increased an annualized real 21.4 percent compared to the previous quarter, logging …load_file(“/includes-n/article_most_view.html”);var wxs = (function() {return navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf(micromessenger) !== -1})();if (!wxs) {/* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */var disqus_shortname = globaltimes; // required: replace example with your forum shortnamevar disqus_identifier = 1208521;/* * * DONT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */(function () {var dsq = document.createElement(script); dsq.type = text/javascript; dsq.async = true;dsq.src = https:// + disqus_shortname +;(document.getElementsByTagName(head)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(body)[0]).appendChild(dsq);})();}Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by comments powered by Disquswindow._taboola = window._taboola || [];_taboola.push({mode: thumbnails-a,container: taboola-below-article,placement: below article,target_type: mix});load_file(“/includes-n/footer.html”);load_file(“/includes-n/addthis.html”);

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