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Abe denies cronyism amid declining support

Support at 26%, lowest since he took office in 2012, says a poll


JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sought to stem a slide in his popularity in a special parliamentary hearing on Monday, reiterating his denials of cronyism, apologising for disparaging remarks about opponents and vowing to focus on the economy.

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