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Cabinet support rating rises to 47.6%, Jiji Press opinion poll

The public approval rating for the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was 47.6%, up 2.3 percentage points from the previous month, according to the May opinion poll conducted by Jiji Press on May 6–9. The nonapproval rate dropped 4.7 points to 29.5%. This is the first time in about a year and a half (since October 2014) for the….Read more

  • May 14, 2016
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 6
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  • May 16, 2016
  • , Yomiuri , p. 14
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

49% of Japanese, 21% of South Koreans back “comfort women” deal, poll

Some 49% of Japanese respondents answered that they support a deal reached in December last year between Japan and South Korea on the issue of so-called comfort women, while 21% of South Korean respondents gave the same answer, according to a joint survey by The Yomiuri Shimbun and The Hankook Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper. The percentage of those who….Read more

  • May 13, 2016
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
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Cabinet support rate rises to 53%, Yomiuri poll

In the nationwide public opinion poll conducted by the Yomiuri Shimbun on May 13–15, the support rating for the Abe cabinet was 53%, up slightly from the 50% in the previous poll (conducted April 1–3). The nonsupport rate was 34% (previous survey: 38%).   Over half of respondents, or 56%, said they “approve” of the government’s handling of the Kumamoto….Read more

  • May 16, 2016
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
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Support for Abe cabinet edges up to 54.6%

TBS reported on the results of its opinion poll conducted over the weekend, which found that public support for the Abe cabinet rose 1.5 points from last month to 54.6%, and nonsupport fell 1.5 points to 43.4%. Concerning Tokyo Governor Masuzoe’s press conference during which he explained allegations that he used his political fund for a family trip, 89% of….Read more

  • May 16, 2016
  • , TBS
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POLITICS > Elections

42% will vote for LDP in proportional representation part of Upper House election, Yomiuri poll

In the nationwide public opinion poll conducted by the Yomiuri Shimbun (May 13–15), respondents were asked which political party they would vote for in the proportional representation segment of the Upper House election this summer. Some 42% said that they would vote for the Liberal Democratic Party, up slightly from the 39% in the previous poll (conducted April 1–3). Those….Read more

  • May 16, 2016
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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Public approval of premier improves

According to the results of the latest public opinion survey published in today’s Yomiuri, support for the Abe cabinet rose three points to 53%, while nonsupport dropped four points to 34%. More than 93% approved of President Obama’s decision to visit Hiroshima. The daily attributed the rising popularity to the voters’ positive assessment of the GOJ’s response to the Kumamoto….Read more

POLITICS > Elections

64% of 18- and 19-year-olds “opposed” to lowering the legal age of adulthood to 18, Yomiuri poll

With the lowering of the voting age from this summer’s Upper House elections, the Yomiuri Shimbun conducted a (mail-in) nationwide public opinion poll of 2,000 young people aged 18 or 19 and 2,000 persons aged 20 or over. The survey found that more 18- and 19-year-olds took a negative view of lowering the voting age from 20 to 18 than….Read more

  • May 12, 2016
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
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  • May 10, 2016
  • , Yomiuri , pp. 20, 21
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