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44% approve of reappointment of BOJ Governor Kuroda, Nikkei poll

  • February 26, 2018
  • , Nikkei , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

In the telephone-based public opinion poll jointly conducted by Nikkei Inc. [and TV Tokyo on Feb. 23–25], some 44% of respondents said they “approve” of the personnel proposal the government has submitted to the Diet to reappoint Haruhiko Kuroda as Bank of Japan governor, outdistancing the 31% who said they do not approve. Some 62% of cabinet supporters said they think highly of the proposal, while 19% said they do not. The majority of those not supporting the cabinet (55%) said they are not in favor of the move, while only 21% said they support the proposal.


[The survey was conducted on Feb. 23–25 by Nikkei Research Inc. via random-digit dialing (RDD) to both landlines and mobile phones. It drew 972 responses from men and women aged 18 and older nationwide, for a response rate of 45.7%.]

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