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Public concerned about pandemic, rising prices, Taiwan situation

According to the latest Nikkei opinion poll, the Japanese public appears to be critical of the Kishida administration’s response to the seventh wave of the coronavirus pandemic and rising inflation. Approval for the administration’s handling of these two issues hit record lows at 54% and 19%, respectively. Four out of five expressed concern that Japan would be drawn into a….Read more

  • August 12, 2022
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Cabinet support rate plummets to 57%, Yomiuri poll

The Yomiuri nationwide public opinion poll conducted on Aug. 5–7 found the Kishida Cabinet support rate at 57%, down 8 percentage points from the 65% found in the spot poll taken on July 11–12 after the Upper House election. Some 32% of respondents said they do not support the cabinet (previous poll: 24%).   It has been revealed that multiple….Read more


Older generation abandons Kishida Cabinet, Yomiuri poll

One of the reasons that the Kishida Cabinet saw an 8-point drop in its support rate in the nationwide Yomiuri telephone-based poll conducted on Aug. 5–7 is because of the drop in backing from those age 60 and over.   By age group, the Cabinet support rate among those age 60 and over dropped by 16 percentage points from the….Read more

  • August 9, 2022
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Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun


Kishida Cabinet’s approval rating falls to 46%, lowest since launch, NHK public opinion poll

According to the August NHK public opinion poll, the approval rating for Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s Cabinet dropped to 46%, down 13 percentage points from the previous survey conducted on July 16–18. The disapproval rating rose 7 points to reach 28%. The Kishida Cabinet’s support rate is at its lowest level since the Cabinet was launched in October last year.….Read more


Over 80% say rising tensions over Taiwan will affect security in Japan, NHK public opinion poll

More than 80 percent of respondents to an NHK survey think China’s increased military activities following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan will affect the Japanese security environment.   NHK conducted the telephone survey on 2,577 randomly chosen citizens aged 18 or older from Friday through Sunday. Of them, 1,223 people responded [for a valid response rate of….Read more

  • August 9, 2022
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Public support for Kishida Cabinet drops to 57% 

Yomiuri front-paged a report on the results of its opinion poll conducted on Aug. 5 to 7, which found that public support for the Kishida Cabinet fell 8 points from last month to 57%. Nonsupport rose to 32%, up 8 points. As many as 87% of respondents said political parties and lawmakers have not provided sufficient explanations of their connections….Read more


Highlights of July 2022 Jiji Press Public Opinion Poll

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