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More than 70% think state of emergency won’t be lifted on March 21

  • March 15, 2021
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Fuji TV reported at noon on the results of its opinion poll conducted over the weekend, which found that public support for the Suga Cabinet was 51.4% and nonsupport was 42.8%. On the GOJ’s measures against the COVID-19 outbreak, 42.5% expressed approval, while 48.2% did not. When asked whether the GOJ will be able to lift the state of emergency for the Tokyo region on March 21 as planned, 21% said yes but 73.4% said no. On COVID-19 vaccines, 85.9% said they have high expectations, while 12.3% felt otherwise. In addition, 75.8% said they want to be vaccinated for the virus, while 19.9% said they don’t. On the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, 27% said they should be held as planned this summer, 17.9% said they should be postponed again, and 53.8% said there is no choice but to cancel them. Meanwhile, on the decision to allow only Japanese spectators to attend, 68.8% expressed support, while 27.4% expressed opposition. Asked about Prime Minister Suga’s explanation of the scandal involving his son, 70.3% said they are not satisfied, while 17.4% said they are. With regard to China’s repeated intrusions into Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands, 91.2% said they see China as a threat, while 7.0% said they don’t.

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