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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
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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

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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
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Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

   

  • May 10, 2016
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Infographics from Yomiuri Shimbun poll

POLITICS > Elections

Developing young people’s interest in elections

A nationwide public opinion poll conducted by the Yomiuri Shimbun revealed that those aged 18 or 19, who will vote for the first time in the Upper House elections this summer, are not necessarily very interested in the elections.

  • May 10, 2016
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37% of 18- and 19-year-olds are interested in Upper House elections, Yomiuri poll

In light of the fact that the voting age will be lowered to 18 from this summer’s Upper House elections, the Yomiuri Shimbun conducted a mail-in survey of 2,000 persons aged 18 or 19 and 2,000 voters aged 20 or more.   More than half (57%) of those aged 18 and 19 thought it was good that the voting age….Read more

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Support for Abe edges up

NHK’s latest opinion survey put support for the Abe cabinet at 45%, up three points from a month ago, and nonsupport at 36%, down three points. The public was almost equally divided over Abenomics, with 49% approving it while 46% did not. On the Upper House election, one out of four expressed hope for an increase in the number of….Read more

  • May 9, 2016
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SOCIETY > Women

Women in their thirties make up 30% of all female presidents of newly started companies

Of companies set up in or after 2015 that have female presidents, 30% of those presidents are women in their thirties. According to a survey conducted by Teikoku Databank of the 486 newly established companies with women presidents, 31.7% have presidents in their thirties while 25.9% have presidents in their forties. “Many women are setting up companies when they are….Read more

  • May 9, 2016
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Some 70% of A-bomb survivors “hope” Obama will visit Hiroshima, poll

About 70% of atomic bombing victims “hope” U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, according to a survey by The Yomiuri Shimbun and Hiroshima University’s Institute for Peace Science. There have been growing expectations for the U.S. president’s visit to the city since U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, making him the first serving….Read more

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