Time to say sayonara? A poll says only 19 per cent of voters want Shinzo Abe to have a fourth term. Photo: AP Time to say sayonara? A poll says only 19 per cent of voters want Shinzo Abe to have a fourth term. Photo: AP
Time to say sayonara? A poll says only 19 per cent of voters want Shinzo Abe to have a fourth term. Photo: AP

In Japan, even fans of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe want him to step down

  • His approval ratings have been shrinking, amid political scandals and perceptions of the government’s poor response to the coronavirus pandemic
  • For some of his own supporters, it is simply time for a change after a record seven years and six months with Abe at the helm

Topic |   Japan
Time to say sayonara? A poll says only 19 per cent of voters want Shinzo Abe to have a fourth term. Photo: AP Time to say sayonara? A poll says only 19 per cent of voters want Shinzo Abe to have a fourth term. Photo: AP
Time to say sayonara? A poll says only 19 per cent of voters want Shinzo Abe to have a fourth term. Photo: AP
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