Battered by scandals involving suspected cronyism, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ratings have slid near or below 30 per cent, dampening his chances of gaining a third three-year term as Liberal Democratic Party leader. Photo: Reuters

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s days may be numbered as popularity dips and political rivals circle

Former foreign minister Fumio Kishida edged closer to an outright challenge, with slogans that called for checks on power and ‘bottom-up’ decision making

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Battered by scandals involving suspected cronyism, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ratings have slid near or below 30 per cent, dampening his chances of gaining a third three-year term as Liberal Democratic Party leader. Photo: Reuters
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