— Published 26 July 2021

Number of the day: 34


The opening ceremony has reached new heights with its audience and Japanese athletes have already won seven gold medals, but the Tokyo Games do not benefit the Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga. Not yet. According to a poll conducted from July 23rd to 25th by the Nikkei business daily, his popularity rating has dropped by 9 points to reach only 34%. This is his lowest level of support since he took office last September. Nearly two-thirds of the respondents blamed Yoshihide Suga for the poor management of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.