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Nearly half in Japan support N-reactor restart, Jiji poll

Tokyo, July 21 (Jiji Press)–Nearly 50 pct of people in Japan support the restart of idled nuclear reactors in the country, a Jiji Press opinion poll showed Thursday.   The survey, conducted for four days through Monday, found that 48.4 pct of respondents are in favor of resuming operations of nuclear reactors whose safety has been confirmed.   The proportion….Read more

  • July 21, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 4:23 p.m.
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Abenomics most appreciated achievement of Abe, Jiji poll

Tokyo, July 21 (Jiji Press)–Among the achievements of late former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Abenomics reflationary policy mix is most appreciated by respondents in a Jiji press opinion poll released Thursday.   The largest proportion of respondents, at 16.3 pct, chose “monetary easing and fiscal expansion under Abenomics” as the best achievement of Abe during his tenure as prime….Read more


Kishida Cabinet approval rating climbs to 59%, NHK public opinion poll

An NHK poll shows that the approval rating for Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s Cabinet is at 59%, up 5 percentage points from the previous survey carried out a week before the July 10 Upper House election. The disapproval rating went down 6 points, to 21%.   NHK conducted a nationwide survey over the three-day period of July 16–18 on a….Read more


Political party support rates, NHK public opinion poll

  • July 19, 2022
  • , NHK digital , 7:07 p.m.
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Kishida Cabinet support steady at 57%, 51% support amending Art. 9, Asahi poll

According to the Asahi Shimbun nationwide (telephone-based) poll conducted on July 16–17, 51% of respondents are in favor of amending Article 9 of the Constitution under Prime Minister Kishida Fumio so that it explicitly states the existence of the Self-Defense Forces. Only 33% said they disapprove of the move.   During the Abe administration, a similar question was asked. In….Read more


50% of voters say Abe shooting will not greatly impact debate over constitutional amendment, Asahi poll

According to an Asahi Shimbun survey conducted on July 16-17, 50 percent of respondents felt that the fatal shooting of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a key proponent of the revision of Article 9 of the Constitution, would not greatly impact the debate over the constitutional amendment and national security. The share of voters who felt the opposite was 42….Read more


Support for Kishida Cabinet rises 4 points to reach 52%, Mainichi poll

By Ito Nanae   TOKYO – According to a poll conducted on July 16–17 by the Mainichi Shimbun and Japan’s Social Survey Research Center, support for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has risen to 52%, up 4 percentage points from the 48% found in the poll taken on June 18. Some 37% of pollees said that they do….Read more


Over quarter of people in poll say they have zero expectations for Japan election winners, Mainichi poll

TOKYO — Over a quarter of valid responses to a July 16 and 17 survey declared the respondents had no expectations of the winning candidates in Japan’s July 10 House of Councillors election.   The survey conducted by the Mainichi Shimbun and Japan’s Social Survey Research Center collected mobile phone responses from 621 individuals. It asked respondents to name one….Read more

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