January 11, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.NHK’s latest poll shows the Cabinet of Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has an
approval rating of 57 percent, up 7 percentage points from the previous survey last month. The disapproval rating stands at 20 percent, down 6 points.
2.The Japanese government has decided to extend the border restrictions that have
resulted in a virtual ban on new foreign entrants. The measures are aimed at curbing the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
3.Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio will unveil a new set of measures on Tuesday
to address a recent surge in coronavirus cases. NHK has learned that the measures include accelerating a booster shot campaign aimed at seniors and other citizens by utilizing nationwide stockpiles of vaccines, as some experts have said Japan is facing a sixth wave of COVID infections.