(Tokyo Shimbun: February 3, 2015—p. 7)
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. released findings yesterday from its recent nationwide survey of consumers. In the survey, respondents were asked whether they have a tangible sense of economic recovery with the Abe administration’s “Abenomics” economic stimulus measures. In the breakdown of answers to this question, more respondents in local regions than in metropolitan areas said “no” rather than “yes.” Likewise more temp workers than full-time employees answered “no” rather than “yes.” The survey results clearly show that consumers’ tangible sense of economic recovery varies by region and employment status.
The survey was conducted online in December 2014. Answers were obtained from a total of about 3,000 persons among men and women, aged 15-69, across the nation. (Abridged)