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Opinion poll & results from Sankei Shimbun poll of 117 major companies

Main questions & answers

 

Q: The domestic economy is in a slump due to the novel coronavirus. When do you think the economy will recover to pre-pandemic levels?

 

During the April–June quarter of 2021

1.9%

During the July–September quarter of 2021

1.9

During the October–December quarter of 2021

4.7

During the January–March quarter of 2022

15.9

During the April–June quarter of 2022

16.8

During the July–September quarter of 2022

10.3

During the October–December quarter of 2022

20.6

During the January–March quarter of 2023

1.9

In or after fiscal 2023

11.2

In or after fiscal 2024

1.9

Other answers (O/A)

13.1

 

Q: At this point, how do you think COVID-19 will impact your company’s performance in fiscal 2021 (compared with fiscal 2020)?

 

Our performance will deteriorate substantially

0%

Deteriorate

2.0

Remain on the same level

26.7

Improve

52.5

O/A

18.8

 

Q: Does your company allow employees to have “side jobs”?

 

We already allow it

41.7%

Plan to allow it in the future

0.9

Considering allowing it

7.0

Do not plan to allow it

13.9

Undecided

16.5

O/A

20.0

 

Q: What “decarbonization” measures is your company considering?

 

Increasing our use of renewable energy

94 companies

Introducing or increasing our use of hydrogen and fuel cells

56

Reviewing our list of business partners

19

Reviewing our list of companies we invest in

20

Introducing or expanding carbon recycling

48

Improving information disclosure

87

Raising the efficiency of logistics

58

O/A

49

 

Q: Japan’s Corporate Governance Code will be revised as soon as June. Are you considering increasing the number of your independent directors and reviewing your list of independent directors?

 

We have already increased our number of independent directors

50 companies

We plan to increase our number of independent directors

7

We do not plan to increase our number of independent directors

15

Undecided at this time

28

We will decrease our number of independent directors

0

O/A

14

 

Q: Is personal data held by your company transferred to Chinese companies or can Chinese companies access the personal data?

 

Yes

7 companies

No

79

They may be able to in the future

2

O/A

8

 

Note: Figures have been rounded and so may not total 100%.

 

(Questions on the Nikkei Stock Average were omitted.)

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