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Abe’s support rate rises with economic policies, falls with political policies

Review of the Abe administration’s support rate since its launch in December 2012 reveals that generally it rises after Abe announces an economic policy and falls after he issues a political policy. Abenomics is gradually losing its punch; so there are doubts as to whether economic policy and the handling of the consumption tax hike will be an effective trump….Read more

  • May 10, 2016
  • , pp. 26–27
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Kyodo News opinion poll & results from Tokyo Shimbun

  • May 1, 2016
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 4
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56% oppose constitutional revision under Abe, Kyodo poll

In a nationwide telephone survey conducted on April 29–30 by Kyodo News, some 56.5% of respondents opposed amending Japan’s constitution under the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, greatly surpassing the 33.4% of respondents who were in favor. A total of 57.0% of respondents said they feel disparities in living standards between the country’s rich and poor have worsened due….Read more

  • May 1, 2016
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
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The Nikkei changes polling method to include 18- and 19-year-olds

Starting from this survey, the polling method used in the Nikkei Inc./TV Tokyo public opinion poll has been changed. The target audience has been expanded to include those aged 18 and 19, and pollsters will now call both landline and mobile phone numbers. With the lowering of the voting age to 18 from this July’s Upper House elections, the polling….Read more

  • May 2, 2016
  • , Nikkei , p. 2
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Abe’s cabinet support rate rises to 53% as public applauds earthquake response, Nikkei poll

In a Nikkei Inc./TV Tokyo public opinion poll conducted April 29–May 1, public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet rose to 53%, up 7 percentage points from the previous poll [March 25–27]. Nonsupport also edged up 2 points to 40%. The public is generally satisfied with the government’s handling of the Kumamoto earthquakes, with 53% “approving” of the quake….Read more

  • May 2, 2016
  • , Nikkei , pp. 1, 2
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Lackluster enthusiasm among Shima City residents about hosting Ise-Shima Summit

The G7 Summit (Ise-Shima Summit) will open on May 26, exactly one month from today. Kyodo News conducted a street survey of 206 people, including mainly residents of Shima City, Mie Prefecture, which is the main venue for the meeting (Shima City population: approx. 52,000). Over half of respondents said, “Excitement is low.” Mie Prefectural Government aims to offer omotenashi….Read more

  • April 26, 2016
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 2
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Great interest in const. amendment regardless of party supported, Sankei-FNN joint poll

The opinion poll jointly conducted by the Sankei Shimbun and Fuji News Network (FNN) [on April 23–24] found that the majority of respondents – regardless of the political party they supported –saw constitutional amendment as a focal issue of the Upper House elections this summer. Even figures for supporters of the Democratic Party (DP, Minshinto) and the Japanese Communist Party….Read more

  • April 26, 2016
  • , Sankei , p. 2
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62% say “constitutional amendment will be focus” of Upper House elections, Sankei-FNN poll

In the opinion poll jointly conducted by the Sankei Shimbun and Fuji News Network (FNN) on April 23–24, a full 62.8% of pollees responded that they thought constitutional amendment “would be a key focus” of the Upper House elections this summer, vastly exceeding the 31.3% who said it “would not be.” The support rate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and….Read more

  • April 26, 2016
  • , Sankei , p. 2
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DP has lower support rating than former DPJ, Sankei-FNN joint poll

In the opinion poll jointly conducted by the Sankei Shimbun and Fuji News Network (FNN) on April 23–24, the support rating for the Democratic Party (DP; Minshinto) was 7.3%, 5.5 percentage points lower than in the previous poll conducted on March 19–20 right before the formation of the DP. In contrast, the support rate for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)….Read more

  • April 26, 2016
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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Public approval for Abe cabinet at 49.4%

Fuji-TV reported at noon on the results of its opinion survey conducted over the weekend, which showed that the public approval rating for the Abe cabinet rose 3.1 points from last month to 49.4% and disapproval rating dropped 0.6 points to 38.1%. 56.7% of respondents welcomed the GOJ’s response toward the Kumamoto earthquakes, while 32.2% did not. Meanwhile, 60.5% expressed….Read more

  • April 25, 2016
  • , FujiTV
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