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A Look at Japan: The Gap Between Perception and Outcome

WorldNews Thursday, 25 June 2020
Like every other world leader, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been under the microscope in recent months. With the novel coronavirus testing the mettle of governments and heads of state, citizens have been making their views known quite loudly. From social media to polls, everyone has something to say about how their governments are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Some leaders have enjoyed a massive boost in their approval ratings, while others have suffered a dip. As of mid-May, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had a 66 percent approval rating - an impressive increase of 31 percent. On the other end of the spectrum, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had a 41 percent approval...
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