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Abe support falls as Koike steals spotlight before election

The premier's approval rate dropped below his disapproval rate in polls by Kyodo News and the Asahi newspaper.Ms Koike could potentially deprive Mr Abe's LDP of its single-handed majority, putting him under pressure to step down as party leader when his term expires in September.


SUPPORT for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe fell in two polls released on Monday, three weeks before a general election where Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike's new Party of Hope threatens to eat into his majority.

The premier's approval rate dropped below his disapproval...

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