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Japanese more pessimistic about pandemic than people elsewhere

  • May 9, 2020
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Nikkei on Saturday took up the results of a public opinion survey on the novel coronavirus pandemic conducted in Japan and eight other countries by the Boston Consulting Group in April. Some 82% of Japanese respondents felt that the worst is yet to come. This number was the highest among the polled nations, with the corresponding figures for the U.S. and China at 57% and 26%, respectively, even though the death toll in Japan has been the lowest by far.


In a related story, the business daily highlighted the results of a survey of Japanese college students conducted in April by the National Federation of University Cooperative Associations in which almost 84% expressed anxiety about their career prospects because of the pandemic. Nearly 70% also voiced concern about their economic wellbeing in the near future since they have had difficulty maintaining part time jobs amid the rapid economic deceleration.

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