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Okinawan views on U.S. bases differ by age group, 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo Survey of Prefectural Residents

How do Okinawans view the U.S. forces in Japan, the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) bases, and the passing down of the experience of war to future generations? The results of the 2021 Ryukyu Shimpo Survey of Prefectural Residents offer a glimpse of the complex emotions Okinawans have regarding the U.S. bases. The survey also reveals that most residents believe the experience….Read more

  • January 13, 2022
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 26
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Kishida Cabinet receives 66% approval rating, its highest, amid 6th wave of virus, Yomiuri poll

The approval rating of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s Cabinet was 66%, the highest level since its inauguration in October last year, according to a public opinion poll conducted by The Yomiuri Shimbun from Jan. 14 to 16.   The rate was up four percentage points from the previous survey conducted from Dec. 3 to 5, and the disapproval rating remained….Read more


Kishida Cabinet approval rises to 51.7 pct, Jiji poll

Tokyo, Jan. 14 (Jiji Press)–The public approval rate for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s cabinet grew 6.8 percentage points from the previous month to 51.7 pct in January, a Jiji Press opinion survey showed Friday.   The approval rate exceeded 50 pct for the first time since the launch of his administration in October last year.   The disapproval rate….Read more

  • January 14, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 4:26 p.m.
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40 pct back Japan’s diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games, Jiji poll

Tokyo, Jan. 14 (Jiji Press)–Nearly 40 pct of people in Japan support the country’s diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics next month, a Jiji Press opinion poll showed.   The survey found that 38.4 pct of respondents support Japan’s decision not to send a government delegation to the Games while 25.9 pct oppose the boycott. It showed that 35.6….Read more

  • January 14, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 5:40 p.m.
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Medical institutions most trusted group in Japan, Central Research Services poll

Tokyo, Jan. 14 (Jiji Press)–Medical institutions have overtaken the Self-Defense Forces as the organization or group of people that command the highest level of public confidence in Japan, a survey showed Friday.     The result of the survey, conducted by Central Research Services Inc., a Jiji Press affiliate, seems to reflect a high public evaluation of medical workers’ efforts to….Read more

  • January 14, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 5:21 p.m.
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Public approval for Kishida Cabinet rises to 66%

Monday’s Yomiuri gave front-page play to a report on the results of its opinion poll conducted between Jan. 14 and 16, which found that the public support for the Kishida Cabinet rose 4 points from last month to 66%, marking a record high since the current Cabinet was launched in October 2021. Nonsupport remained unchanged at 22%. The paper wrote….Read more


RCEP stirs higher hopes for Japan than China or South Korea, joint newspaper poll of executives in China, Japan, and South Korea

Just over half of Japanese executives expect a positive impact from the new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade megadeal, a higher level than in China or South Korea, a survey finds.


Highlights of December 2021 Jiji Press Public Opinion Poll

  • January 1, 2022
  • , Jiji Press Public Opinion Poll Bulletin , [No. 1685] – pp. 8–11
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