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Opinion poll & results from Tokyo Shimbun

(Tokyo Shimbun: December 28, 2015 – p. 2)    Questions & answers (%)  (Figures in parentheses are the results of the last survey conducted Nov. 28–29.)    Q1: Do you support the Abe cabinet?   Yes 49.4 (48.3) No 38.2 (40.4) Don’t know (D/K) + no answer (N/A) 12.4 (11.3)   Q2: (Only for those who answered “yes” to the….Read more

  • 2015-12-28 15:00:00
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Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

(Asahi: December 22, 2015 – p. 4)    Questions & answers (%)  Figures rounded off. Some questions and answers have been omitted. All questions were asked of all respondents except for those questions indented and marked with a bullet, which are subquestions. The figures given for subquestions are percentages of the respondents in the given category. Bracketed figures denote proportions….Read more

  • 2015-12-22 15:00:00
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Opinion: Fixation with “tradition” hinders surname rule reform

(Nikkei: December 17, 2015 – p. 3)    By Mitsuo Oshima, senior writer    How much more time will it take after the “two lost decades”? The ruling by the Grand Bench of the Supreme Court that the Civil Code requiring married couples to adopt the same surname is constitutional is a reminder of the difficulty of introducing reforms. The….Read more

  • 2015-12-17 15:00:00
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Opinion: The TPP accord and agricultural policy

(Mainichi: December 16, 2015 – p. 10)    By Ken Yamada, Osaki branch, Sendai Bureau    How will the TPP agreement change the local communities?    The Japanese Communist Party (JCP) doubled its number of seats in the Miyagi Prefectural Assembly election held in October right after the TPP agreement was reached. While careful analysis still needs to be made….Read more

  • 2015-12-16 15:00:00
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Opinion poll & results from Sankei Shimbun

(Sankei: December 15, 2015 – p. 5)    Main Questions & Answers of the Sankei-FNN Joint Opinion Poll (%)    Q: Do you support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his cabinet?   Yes 47.8 (44.2) No 41.2 (43.2) Other answers (O/A) 11.0 (12.6)  Q: Which political party do you support?   Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP or Jiminto) 37.9….Read more

  • 2015-12-15 15:00:00
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Opinion: TPP accord disregards the will of the Diet and people

(Akahata: December 9, 2015 – p. 6)    After the basic TPP agreement was announced on Oct. 5, reports on the “inside story” of the negotiations began to come out. Many of them gave exaggerated accounts of the negotiators’ “savvy.” However, what became clear was the Japanese government’s outrageous arbitrariness in embracing the TPP in disregard of the people’s will.….Read more

  • 2015-12-09 15:00:00
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Opinion: TPP is the worst agreement ever in history

(Akahata: December 8, 2015 – pp. 1, 4)    Twelve nations, including Japan and the U.S., have reached a basic TPP agreement. The Shinzo Abe administration has begun to adopt remedial measures without even explaining the details of the agreement to the Diet. It compiled an outline of TPP-related measures on Nov. 25. It is attempting to make the TPP….Read more

  • 2015-12-08 15:00:00
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Opinion: Swift efforts needed to develop domestic aviation industry

(Mainichi: December 8, 2015 – p. 10)    By Hironori Takechi    As Japan’s first indigenous small passenger jet, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet took off successfully on November 11. Mitsubishi Aircraft, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is taking on a daunting task that could determine the future of Japan’s aviation industry, as it is expected to thrive as a….Read more

  • 2015-12-08 15:00:00
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Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

(Yomiuri: December 7, 2015 – p. 17)    Questions & answers (%)  Figures in parentheses denote the results of the last survey conducted Nov. 6–8.    Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?   Yes 48(51) No 40(38) Other answers (O/A) 5(3) No answer (N/A) 7(8)   Q: (Only for those who answered “yes” to the foregoing question) Pick only….Read more

  • 2015-12-07 15:00:00
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Opinion poll & results from Mainichi Shimbun

(Mainichi: December 7, 2015 – p. 2)    Questions & answers (%)  (T = total; P = previous; M = male; F = female)    Q: Do you support the Abe cabinet?   T P M F Yes 43 (39) 49 39 No 37 (43) 36 38 Not interested 18 (15) 14 21  Q: (Only for those who answered “yes”….Read more

  • 2015-12-07 15:00:00
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