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54% of those aged 18 or 19 say they are “uninterested” in the Upper House race, Kyodo poll

Kyodo News conducted a telephone public opinion poll of approximately 27,000 voters nationwide on June 22 and 23 in the early stages of campaigning for the 24th House of Councillors election. Looking at the results by age group, 78.3% of those aged 70 or over said they are either “very interested” or “somewhat interested” in the Upper House election while….Read more

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Upper House race may put Constitutional amendment in reach, Kyodo poll

Kyodo News conducted a nationwide telephone public opinion survey and probed the situation in the early stages of campaigning for the House of Councillors election, factoring in findings from its coverage of the nation’s electorate at large. The July 10 House of Councillors election could put at least two-thirds of the Upper House (162 seats) in the hands of lawmakers….Read more

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58% of 18- and 19-year-olds interested in Upper House election, Yomiuri poll

A Yomiuri Shimbun nationwide poll found that 58% of 18- and 19-year-olds, who will vote for the first time in the upcoming Upper House election, said that they were either “very interested” or “somewhat interested” in the election. This figure is lower than the overall figure of 74%. While more than 70% of those over fifty years of age reported….Read more

  • June 24, 2016
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39% approve of Abenomics, cabinet support at 46%, Yomiuri poll

According to a Yomiuri Shimbun nationwide poll, voters are split in their assessment of the Abe cabinet’s economic policies, with 39% “approving” and 43% “disapproving.”   Some 70% of those who approve of Abe’s economic policies said that they would vote for the Liberal Democratic Party or Komeito in the proportional representation portion of the Upper House elections, implying that….Read more

  • June 24, 2016
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61 of 100 companies give high marks to Abe for TPP, Asahi poll

In a business sentiment survey of 100 major companies nationwide conducted by the Asahi Shimbun, respondents were asked to select three of the Abe administration’s policies that they thought highly of. The one most frequently cited was the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact, with 61 companies giving Abe high marks for it. The TPP was signed by the 12 participating….Read more

  • June 20, 2016
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Opinion poll & results from Sankei Shimbun

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Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

  • June 20, 2016
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Cabinet support rate drops to 49%, Sankei-FNN poll

In the opinion poll jointly conducted by the Sankei Shimbun and Fuji News Network (FNN), the support rate for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet declined for the first time in three months to reach 49.4%. The May survey was conducted immediately after the G7 Ise-Shima Summit and U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, but now the positive….Read more

  • June 21, 2016
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Support for Abe cabinet falls to 47%

NHK reported on the evening of June 20 on the results of its opinion survey conducted over the weekend, which found that public approval for the Abe cabinet dropped 1 point from a week ago to 47%, and nonsupport fell 1 point to 34%. Regarding the Constitution, 26% of respondents said it should be revised, 33% said it should not,….Read more

  • June 20, 2016
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