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LIST OF POLLS

2011

Asahi Shimbun April 2011 Regular Public Opinion Poll (11-04)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan cabinet
  • Evaluation of Kan cabinet’s response to the March 11 Tohoku earthquake
  • Future policy for nuclear power plants

Asahi Shimbun January 2011 Regular Public Opinion Poll (11-02)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan cabinet
  • Social Security and taxes
  • Ichiro Ozawa

Asahi Shimbun January 2011 Regular Public Opinion Poll (11-01)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan cabinet
  • Reshuffling of Kan cabinet
  • Social Security and taxes

2010

December 2010 Asahi Shimbun Interview Survey

Key Issue

  • U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security

Asahi Shimbun December 2010 Regular Public Opinion Poll (10-33)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan cabinet
  • Dissolution of the House of Representatives
  • Ozawa political funding scandal

Asahi Shimbun November 2010 Emergency Public Opinion Poll (10-32)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan cabinet
  • Dissolution of the House of Representatives
  • Senkakus and Northern Territories issues
  • Ozawa political funding scandal

Yomiuri Shimbun October 2010 Telephone Opinion Poll (10-31)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan cabinet
  • China fishing vessel collision incident

Nikkei Shimbun September 2010 Telephone Opinion Poll (10-30)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan cabinet
  • Kan's reelection as DPJ president

Asahi Shimbun September 2010 Regular Public Opinion Poll (10-29)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan cabinet
  • DPJ presidential election

Nikkei Shimbun August 2010 Telephone Opinion Poll (10-28)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan cabinet
  • DPJ presidential election

Mainichi Shimbun August 2010 Public Opinion Poll (10-27)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan cabinet
  • DPJ presidential election
  • Increase in consumption tax

Asahi Shimbun August 2010 Regular Public Opinion Poll (10-26)

Key Issues

  • House of Councillors election
  • DPJ centered administration
  • House of Councillors election

Asahi Shimbun July 2010 Public Opinion Poll - Fourth in a Series on the House of Councillors Election (10-25)

Key Issues

  • House of Councillors election
  • Increase in consumption tax

Asahi Shimbun June 2010 Public Opinion Poll - Third in a Series on the House of Councillors Election (10-24)

Key Issues

  • House of Councillors election
  • Increase in consumption tax

Asahi Shimbun June 2010 Public Opinion Poll - Second in a Series on the House of Councillors Election (10-23)

Key Issues

  • House of Councillors election

Asahi Shimbun June 2010 Public Opinion Poll - First in a Series on the House of Councillors Election (10-22)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan Cabinet
  • House of Councillors election

Asahi Shimbun/Dong-A Ilbo June 2010 Joint Public Opinion Poll (10-21)

Key Issues

  • Japanese-South Korean relations
  • Issues of importance to Japanese-South Korean relations
  • North Korea issue

Asahi Shimbun June 2010 Emergency Public Opinion Poll on Inauguration of Kan Cabinet (10-20)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan Cabinet
  • House of Councillors election

Asahi Shimbun June 2010 Emergency Public Opinion Poll on Prime Minister Kan (10-19)

Key Issues

  • Kan as new prime minister
  • House of Councillors election

Asahi Shimbun June 2010 Emergency Public Opinion Poll on Prime Minister Hatoyama's Resignation (10-18)

Key Issues

  • Hatoyama's Resignation
  • House of Councillors election
  • Ozawa Resignation

Asahi Shimbun May 2010 Emergency Public Opinion Poll on Futenma Relocation (10-17)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama Cabinet
  • House of Councillors election
  • Relocation of U.S. Futenma Air Station

Nikkei Shimbun June 2010 Emergency Telephone Opinion Poll (10-16)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan cabinet
  • House of Councillors election

Mainichi Shimbun June 2010 Public Opinion Poll (10-15)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Kan cabinet
  • Resignation of Hatoyama and Ozawa
  • House of Councillors election

Nikkei Shimbun May 2010 Telephone Opinion Poll (10-14)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • Relocation of U.S. Futenma Air Station
  • House of Councillors election
  • Sinking of South Korean military patrol boat
  • Dismissal of Mizuho Fukushima

Asahi Shimbun May 2010 Regular Public Opinion Poll (10-13)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • House of Councillors election
  • Relocation of U.S. Futenma Air Station
  • Revision/amendment to the constitution

Asahi Shimbun April 2010 Regular Public Opinion Poll (10-12)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • House of Councillors election
  • Relocation of U.S. Futenma Air Station
  • Revision/amendment of constitution
  • Article 9

Nikkei Shimbun April 2010 Telephone Opinion Poll (10-11)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • Relocation of Futenma Air Station
  • House of Councillors election
  • Amendment to the constitution

Yomiuri Shimbun April 2010 Japan-South Korea Joint Opinion Poll Survey (10-10)

Key Issues

  • Japanese-South Korean relations
  • Issues of importance to Japanese-South Korean relations
  • North Korea issue

Mainichi Shimbun April 2010 Public Opinion Poll (10-09)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama Cabinet
  • Relocation of Futenma Air Station
  • Japan Post Bank
  • House of Councillors election

Nikkei Shimbun March 2010 Telephone Opinion Poll (10-08)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • Relocation of Futenma Air Station
  • House of Councillors election
  • Political party subsidies

Asahi Shimbun March 2010 Regular Public Opinion Poll (10-07)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama Cabinet
  • House of Councillors election
  • Secret agreement between U.S. and Japan regarding nuclear weapons
  • Relocation of Futenma Air Station
  • Taxpayer identification number system

Nikkei Shimbun February 2010 Telephone Opinion Poll (10-06)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • House of Councillors election
  • Ozawa's political fund scandals
  • Relocation of Futenma Air Station
  • DPJ policies

Asahi Shimbun February 2010 Regular Public Opinion Poll (10-05)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • House of Councillors election
  • Hatoyama and Ozawa's political fund scandals
  • Relocation of Futenma Air Station

Mainichi Shimbun February 2010 Public Opinion Poll (10-04)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • Ozawa and Hatoyama's political fund scandals
  • Relocation of Futenma Air Station
  • House of Councillors election

Asahi Shimbun February 2010 Emergency Public Opinion Poll (10-03)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • Ozawa and the undeclared land purchase scandal

Nikkei Shimbun January 2010 Emergency Telephone Opinion Poll (10-02)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • Ozawa and the undeclared land purchase scandal
  • Japan-U.S. relationship
  • House of Councillors election

Asahi Shimbun January 2010 Regular Public Opinion Poll (10-01)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • Hatoyama and the false fund donation statements
  • Next fiscal year budget
  • Ozawa and the fund-raising scandal
  • Voting rights to permanent foreign resident

2009

Chosun Ilbo/Gallup Korea 2009 End-of-Year Telephone Opinion Poll (09-36)

Key Issues

  • Support for Lee administration
  • Domestic issues including Four Rivers Project
  • Mayor/governor elections
  • Attitudes toward Japan

Cabinet Office of Japan 2009 Public Opinion Survey on Diplomacy (09-35)

Key Issues

  • Japan’s relations toward the United States, China and Korea (with age breakdown)
  • Economic cooperation
  • Japan's role in the United Nations
  • Foreign economic relations
  • Civic diplomacy and cultural exchanges
  • Government responsiblity for Japanese citizens abroad

Nikkei Shimbun December 2009 Telephone Opinion Poll (09-34)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • DPJ policies
  • Relocation of Futenma Air Station
  • Hatoyama and the false fund donation statements
  • Meeting between the emperor and the Chinese vice president

Asahi Shimbun December 2009 Regular Public Opinion Poll (09-32)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • Gasoline tax and child allowance
  • Relocation of Futenma Air Station
  • Meeting between the emperor and the Chinese vice president
  • Hatoyama and the false fund donation statement

Japan-U.S. Joint Opinion Poll December 2009 (09-30)

Conducted by Yomiuri Shimbun and Gallup, Inc.

Nikkei Shimbun November 2009 Telephone Opinion Poll (09-33)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • DPJ Policies
  • Support for other parties/politicians
  • Attitudes toward U.S.-Japan relations and Futenma base relocation plan

Mainichi Shimbun November 2009 Public Opinion Poll (09-31)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • Next fiscal year budget
  • Appointment of new Japan Post president
  • Relocation of U.S. Futenma Air Station
  • Voting rights to permanent foreign residents
  • Hatoyama and the false fund donation statements

Yomiuri Shimbun November 2009 Japan-China Joint Public Opinion Poll (09-29)

Key issues

  • Japanese-Chinese relations
  • Issues of importance to Japanese-Chinese relations
  • Perceptions/impressions of the other

Asahi Shimbun November 2009 Regular Public Opinion Poll (09-28)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • Evaluation of the Hatoyama cabinet
  • Relocation of Futenma Air Station
  • Hatoyama and the false fund donation statements
  • Injection of public funds to Japan Airlines Co. Ltd.

Yomiuri Shimbun Cabinet and Party Approval Ratings (09-27)

  • Ratings from September 2008 - October 2009

Asahi Shimbun October 2009 Regular Public Opinion Poll (09-26)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • DPJ Policies
  • Hatoyama and the false fund donation statements
  • Sadakazu Tanigaki and the LDP
  • Tokyo's bid for the 2016 Olympics

Nikkei Shimbun October 2009 Telephone Opinion Poll (09-25)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • DPJ policies
  • Sadakazu Tanigaki and the LDP

Nikkei Shimbun September 2009 Emergency Telephone Opinion Poll (09-24)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • DPJ policies
  • House of Representatives election results

Asahi Shimbun September 2009 Emergency Public Opinion Poll - The Start of the Hatoyama Cabinet (09-23)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Hatoyama cabinet
  • DPJ policies

Asahi Shimbun August/September 2009 Emergency Public Opinion Poll (09-22)

Key Issues

  • House of Representatives general election results

Asahi Shimbun August 2009 Emergency Public Opinion Poll #2 (09-21)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • House of Representatives general election

Asahi Shimbun August 2009 Emergency Public Opinion Poll (09-20)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • House of Representatives general election

Nikkei Shimbun July 2009 Emergency Telephone Opinion Poll #2 (09-19)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Hatoyama and false fund donation statements
  • Amendment to the Law on Organ Transplantation
  • House of Representatives general election

Asahi Shimbun July 2009 Emergency Public Opinion Poll #2 (09-18)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • House of Representatives general election
  • Amendment to the Law on Organ Transplantation

Asahi Shimbun July 2009 Emergency Public Opinion Poll (09-17)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Aso’s appointment of two new cabinet members
  • LDP election strategy
  • House of Representatives general election
  • Hatoyama and false fund donation statements

Nikkei Shimbun July 2009 Emergency Telephone Opinion Poll (09-16)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Aso’s appointment of two new cabinet members
  • Hatoyama and false fund donation statements
  • House of Representatives general election

Asahi Shimbun June 2009 Regular Public Opinion Poll (09-15)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • House of Representatives general election
  • Appointment of Yoshifumi Nishikawa as president of Japan Post Holdings Co.
  • DPJ proposals on political contributions, hereditary candidates and consumption tax
  • Government target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2020

Nikkei Shimbun June 2009 Emergency Telephone Opinion Poll (09-14)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Appointment of Yoshifumi Nishikawa as president of Japan Post Holdings Co. and Former Minister Kunio Hatoyama
  • House of Representatives general election

Nikkei Shimbun May 2009 Emergency Telephone Opinion Poll (09-13)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Resignation of Mr. Ozawa as DPJ President and the selection of Mr. Hatoyama as his successor
  • House of Representatives general election

Asahi Shimbun May 2009 Emergency Public Opinion Poll (09-12)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Resignation of Mr. Ozawa as DPJ President and the selection of Mr. Hatoyama as his successor

Asahi Shimbun April 2009 Public Opinion Poll on the Constitution (09-11)

Key Issues

  • Revision/amendment of constitution
  • Article 9

Nikkei Shimbun April 2009 Telephone Opinion Poll (09-10)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • House of Representatives general election
  • Amendment to the constitution

Asahi Shimbun April 2009 Regular Public Opinion Poll (09-09)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • 15 trillion yen stimulus package
  • Deployment of MSDF to Somalia

Asahi Shimbun March 2009 Second Emergency Public Opinion Poll (09-08)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Nishimatsu Construction scandal

Asahi Shimbun March 2009 Emergency Public Opinion Poll (09-07)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Impressions of the DPJ’s political contribution scandal

Nikkei Shimbun March 2009 Telephone Opinion Poll (09-06)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Politics
  • Ichiro Ozawa and the Nishimatsu Construction scandal
  • North Korea's anticipated satellite launch
  • House of Representatives general election

Asahi Shimbun February 2009 Emergency Public Opinion Poll (09-05)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • House of Representatives general election
  • Resignation of Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa

Nikkei Shimbun February 2009 Telephone Opinion Poll (09-04)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Resignation of Shoichi Nakagawa
  • Budget and economic policies
  • House of Representatives general election

Asahi Shimbun February 2009 Regular Opinion Poll (09-03)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • House of Representatives general election
  • Consumption Tax
  • Employment problem

Nikkei Shimbun January 2009 Telephone Opinion Poll (09-02)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Budget and economic policies
  • Deployment of MSDF to Somalia
  • House of Representatives general election

Asahi Shimbun January 2009 Regular Opinion Poll (09-01)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Distribution of fixed-sum benefits and economic policy
  • Dispatch of temporary laborers

2008

Japan-U.S. Joint Opinion Poll December 2008 (08-33)

Conducted by Yomiuri Shimbun and Gallup, Inc.

Nikkei Shimbun December 2008 Telephone Opinion Poll (08-32)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Budget and economic policies
  • House of Representatives general election

Asahi Shimbun December 2008 Regular Opinion Poll (08-31)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Law, crime, and punishment
  • Impending introduction of the citizen judge system

Asahi Shimbun December 2008 Opinion Poll (08-28)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Upcoming general election for the House of Representatives
  • Prime Minister Aso vs. DPJ President Ozawa
  • Legal adult age

Nikkei Shimbun November 2008 Telephone Opinion Poll (08-27)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Economic policies
  • General elections for the House of Representatives

Asahi Shimbun November 2008 Special Opinion Poll (Fourth in a Series Before the House of Representatives Election) (08-30)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Upcoming general election for the House of Representatives
  • Prime Minister Aso vs. DPJ President Ozawa
  • Prime Minister Aso's economic policies

Asahi Shimbun October 2008 Special Opinion Poll (Third in a Series Before the House of Representatives Election) (08-29)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Upcoming general election for the House of Representatives
  • Prime Minister Aso vs. DPJ President Ozawa
  • Prime Minister Aso's economic policies and response to the financial crisis

Asahi Shimbun October 2008 Special Opinion Poll (Second in a Series Before the House of Representatives Election) (08-26)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Upcoming general election for the House of Representatives
  • Prime Minister Aso vs. DPJ President Ozawa
  • Determining factors/issues for choosing party/candidate
  • Economic policies

Asahi Shimbun October 2008 Special Opinion Poll (First in a Series Before the House of Representatives Election) (08-19)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Upcoming general election for the House of Representatives
  • Prime Minister Aso vs. DPJ President Ozawa
  • Resignation of Mr. Nariaki Nakayama

Nikkei Shimbun October 2008 Telephone Opinion Poll (08-24)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet
  • Economy
  • General elections for the House of Representatives

Nikkei Shimbun September 2008 Special Telephone Opinion Poll (08-21)

Key Issue

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet

Asahi Shimbun September 2008 Special Opinion Poll (08-18)

Key Issue

  • Support for the Aso Cabinet

Asahi Shimbun September 2008 Special Opinion Poll (08-17)

Key Issues

  • LDP Presidency
  • Economy
  • DPJ and President Ozawa

Asahi Shimbun September 2008 Special Opinion Poll (08-16)

Key Issue

  • Resignation of Prime Minister Fukuda

Nikkei Shimbun August 2008 Telephone Opinion Poll (08-20)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Fukuda Cabinet
  • Economy

Asahi Shimbun August 2008 Opinion Poll (08-15)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Fukuda Cabinet
  • Economic package
  • Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Act
  • Beijing Olympics

Asahi Shimbun August 2008 Special Opinion Poll (08-14)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Fukuda Cabinet
  • Cabinet reshuffle

Asahi Shimbun July 2008 Opinion Poll (08-13)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Fukuda Cabinet
  • G8 Summit and global warming
  • North Korea's declaration of its nuclear program
  • Consumption tax
  • Democratic Party of Japan President Ozawa

Nikkei Shimbun June 2008 Telephone Opinion Poll (08-25)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Fukuda Cabinet
  • Censure motion against Prime Minister Fukuda
  • Consumption tax
  • Medical system for late-stage seniors
  • Re-investigation of North Korea abduction issue
  • “Fukuda vision”

Asahi Shimbun June 2008 Opinion Poll (08-12)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Fukuda Cabinet
  • Health care for late-stage senior citizens
  • Global warming
  • Reopening the investigation into the case of abducted Japanese citizens

Yomiuri Shimbun June 2008 Opinion Polls (08-09)

Key Issues

  • Evaluation of the Fukuda Administration/Cabinet
  • Environmental issues
  • Health issues/"metabolic checkup"  

Nikkei Shimbun May 2008 Telephone Opinion Poll (08-23)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Fukuda Cabinet
  • Medical system for late-stage seniors
  • Dissolution of the House of Representatives

Nikkei Shimbun May 2008 Special Telephone Opinion Poll (08-22)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Fukuda Cabinet
  • Provisional gas tax bill
  • Medical system for late-stage seniors

Yomiuri Shimbun May 2008 Opinion Polls (08-08)

Key Issues

  • Evaluation of the Fukuda Administration/Cabinet
  • Response to Prime Minister Fukuda vs. DPJ President Ozawa
  • Religion 

Nikkei Shimbun April 2008 Telephone Opinion Polls (08-11)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Fukuda Cabinet
  • Provisional gas tax
  • Japanese constitution and its amendment/revision

Yomiuri Shimbun April 2008 Opinion Polls (08-07)

Key Issues

  • Evaluation of the Fukuda Administration/Cabinet
  • Family situation; views on role of family
  • Opinion on lowering age of majority to 18
  • Response to rising food prices     

Nikkei Shimbun March 2008 Telephone Opinion Polls (08-10)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Fukuda Cabinet
  • Provisional gas tax
  • Bank of Japan governor nominee
  • Collision incident involving Aegis carrier “Atago” and fishing vessel
  • Dissolution of the House of Representatives

Yomiuri Shimbun March 2008 Opinion Polls (08-06)

Key Issues

  • Evaluation of the Fukuda Administration/Cabinet
  • Japanese constitution and its amendment/revision
  • Public safety and the police   

Chosun Ilbo March 2008 Opinion Polls (08-03)

Key Issues

  • Opinions on the biggest achievement since the establishment of Republic of Korea
  • Popularity of past Presidents
  • Opinions on relations with U.S., Japan, China, Russia, and North Korea
  • Evaluations of Korea's development in various social sectors
  • Opinions on Korea's international status

Yomiuri Shimbun February 2008 Opinion Polls (08-05)

Key Issues

  • Evaluation of the Fukuda Administration/Cabinet
  • Extension of the provisional tax on gasoline
  • Views on politics, politicians, and the state of the Diet
  • Changes since 2003 municipal mergers
  • Sports viewership and the 2008 Olympics

Nikkei Shimbun February 2008 Opinion Polls (08-02)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Fukuda Cabinet
  • Fukuda administration's economic/fiscal policy
  • Extension of the provisional gas tax
  • Passage of the 2008 budget

Yomiuri Shimbun January 2008 Opinion Polls (08-04)

Key Issues

  • Evaluation of the Fukuda Administration/Cabinet
  • Passage of the new Maritime Self Defense Forces refueling activities law
  • Pride in Japan and as a Japanese citizen
  • Food safety issues and food mislabeling

Nikkei Shimbun January 2008 Opinion Polls (08-01)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Fukuda Cabinet
  • Laws relating to Self Defense Forces/refueling mission in the Indian Ocean
  • Passage of the 2008 budget
  • Possible censure motion against Fukuda

2007

Japan-U.S. Joint Opinion Poll December 2007 (07-39)

Conducted by Yomiuri Shimbun and Gallup, Inc.

Yomiuri Shimbun December 2007 Opinion Polls (07-38)

Key Issues

  • Evaluation of the Fukuda administration/Cabinet
  • Expiration of Maritime Self Defense Forces refueling activities law
  • Possibility of overriding Upper House's rejection in Lower House
  • Stress and mental health

Nikkei Shimbun December 2007 Opinion Polls (07-34)

Key Issues

  • Ruling and opposition party "policy consultation" vs. debate in the Diet
  • Resumption of Maritime Self Defense Forces refueling activities in Indian Ocean
  • Timing of dissolution of the Lower House

Hope and Fear: A Summary of Key Findings of C-100’s Survey on American and Chinese Attitudes Toward Each Other

Key Issues

  • Economics/trade
  • Product safety
  • Taiwan
  • Environment/climate change
  • Views on an emerging China
  • 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • Elites vs. general public views

Asahi Shimbun December 2007 Opinion Polls (07-31)

Key Issues

  • Support for Prime Minister Fukuda
  • Ministry of Defense scandals
  • Formation of a coalition government
  • Dissolution of the House of Representatives
  • Replacing the Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Act
  • Use of the proceeds from the gasoline tax

Yomiuri-Gallup Joint Opinion Survey Data November 2007 (07-40)

Conducted by Yomiuri Shimbun and Gallup, Inc.

Yomiuri Shimbun November 2007 Opinion Polls (07-37)

Key Issues

  • Evaluation of the Fukuda administration/Cabinet
  • Resumption of Maritime Self Defense Forces refueling activities
  • Pension system/reform
  • "Politics and money" issue

Asahi Shimbun November 2007 Opinion Polls (07-30)

Key Issues

  • Raising the consumption tax
  • Redistribution of tax revenues from big cities to rural areas
  • Food labeling

Asahi Shimbun November 2007 Opinion Polls (07-29)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Fukuda administration
  • Fukuda proposal for a LDP-DPJ coalition government
  • Dissolution of the House of Representatives, new election
  • Japanese Self-Defense Forces operations in the Indian Ocean

Yomiuri Shimbun October 2007 Opinion Polls (07-36)

Key Issues

  • Evaluation of the Fukuda administration/Cabinet
  • Impression of LDP President/Prime Minister Fukuda vs. DPJ President Ozawa
  • Media-related questions: newspaper, TV coverage
  • Reading habits

Asahi Shimbun October 2007 Opinion Polls - Cabinet Approval (07-28)

Key Issues

  • Support for Prime Minister Fukuda’s administration
  • Dissolution of the House of Representatives, new election
  • Japanese Self-Defense Forces operations in the Indian Ocean

Asahi Shimbun September 2007 Opinion Polls - Election for LDP President (07-32)

Key Issues

  • Election of LDP president
  • Policy issues to be addressed by new prime minister

Asahi Shimbun September 2007 Opinion Polls - Inauguration of the Fukuda Cabinet (07-27)

Key Issues

  • Support for Prime Minister Fukuda and his administration

Asahi Shimbun September 2007 Opinion Polls - Election for LDP President (07-26)

Key Issues

  • Election of LDP President
  • Policy issues to be addressed by new prime minister

Asahi Shimbun September 2007 Opinion Polls - Resignation of Prime Minster Abe (07-25)

Key Issues

  • Resignation of Prime Minister Abe
  • Continued operations by the Self Defense Forces in the Indian Ocean
  • Dissolution of House of Representatives, new election
  • Preferences for new prime minister

Yomiuri Shimbun August 2007 Opinion Poll (07-35)

Key Issues

  • Evaluation of the Abe administration/Cabinet
  • House of Councillors election results
  • Reasons for voting/abstaining in House of Councillor's election
  • Voter behavior/decisions
  • Japanese peoples' manners

Nikkei Shimbun August 2007 Telephone Interview Polls (07-20)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Abe Cabinet
  • House of Councilors election in summer 2007
  • Abe Administration's next steps in response to the election result
  • Special Anti-terrorism Law

Asahi Shimbun August 2007 Opinion Poll (07-17)

Key Issues

  • The performances of LDP and JDP in the Upper House Election
  • Abe's strategy after the election

Nikkei Shimbun July 2007 Telephone Interview Polls (07-23)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Abe Cabinet
  • House of Councilors election in summer 2007
  • Abe Administration's next steps in response to the election result

Dong-A Ilbo July 2007 Opinion Poll (07-18)

Key Issues

  • Favorability ratings of potential presidential candidates
  • Political party preferences
  • Opinions on the current economic situation
  • Priority for the next president
  • Opinions on introducing Daylight Saving Time

Asahi Shimbun July 2007 Opinion Poll (07-16)

Key Issues

  • Upcoming Upper House Election

Asahi Shimbun July 2007 Opinion Poll (07-15)

Key Issues

  • July Upper House Election

Yomiuri Shimbun June 2007 Opinion Polls (07-33)

Key Issues

  • Performance of the Abe administration
  • Pension records scandal
  • National politics/House of Councilors election
  • Doctor shortage
  • Medical/healthcare infrastructure

Nikkei Shimbun June 2007 Telephone Interview Polls (07-22)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Abe Cabinet
  • Missing records of the public pension
  • Public pension benefits payment system
  • House of Councilors election in summer 2007

Asahi Shimbun June 2007 Opinion Poll (07-14)

Key Issues

  • July Upper House Election
  • Support of Abe Cabinet

Yomiuri Shimbun May 2007 Opinion Polls (07-24)

Key Issues

  • Support for Prime Minister Abe, his policies and his leadership
  • Constitution reform
  • Baseball scholarships
  • Climate change and environmental challenges
  • Participation in "green" purchasing and other conservation practices
  • Employment and work issues

Nikkei Shimbun May 2007 Telephone Interview Polls (07-21)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Abe Cabinet
  • Hometown tax payment
  • Collective self-defense action with other countries
  • House of Councilors election in summer 2007

Asahi Shimbun May 2007 Opinion Poll (07-13)

Key Issues

  • July Upper House Election
  • Support of LDP

Nikkei Shimbun April 2007 Telephone Interview Polls (07-19)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Abe Cabinet
  • Public interest in the revision of the constitution
  • Upcoming election in summer 2007

Asahi Shimbun April 2007 Opinion Poll (07-12)

Key Issues

  • Constitution revision

Asahi Shimbun April 2007 Opinion Poll (07-11)

Key Issues

  • Prime Minister Abe and his cabinet
  • Constitution reform

Asahi Shimbun April 2007 Opinion Poll (07-10)

Key Issues

  • Prime Minister Abe and his cabinet
  • Nationwide local elections
  • Performance of the government

Asahi Shimbun March 2007 Opinion Poll (07-9)

Key Issues

  • Prime Minister Abe and his cabinet
  • National referendum in the Diet and Constitution reform
  • Summer elections of the House of Councilors

March 2007 Nikkei Telephone Interview Poll (07-8)

Key Issues

  • Support for the Abe Cabinet
  • Public interest in the local election
  • Readmission of the Diet Member of the LDP
  • Issues over the utility costs at the office of the Agricultural Minister

Yomiuri Shimbun March 2007 Opinion Poll (07-7)

Key Issues

  • Prime Minister Abe and the Abe Cabinet approval ratings
  • Constitution Reform

Yomiuri Shimbun February 2007 Opinion Poll (07-6)

Key Issues

  •  Leadership of Prime Minister Abe
  • Assessment of the third session of the fifth round of six-party talks on North Korea held in mid-February
  •  Nationwide local elections that are scheduled in Apri

Yomiuri Shimbun January 2007 Opinion Poll (07-5)

Key Issues

• Japan Defense Agency upgrade to Ministry of Defense and new Self-Defense Force priorities
• Support for Abe Cabinet
• Patriotism incorporated in the new basic education law
• Arrest of some governors for bid-rigging and bribery

Febuary 2007 Nikkei Regular Telephone Interview Poll (07-4)

Key Issues

* Support for the Abe Cabinet
* Minister Yanagisawa’s comments on childbirth and women
* Cabinet restructuring
* Regional issues and their affect on the July House of Councillors’ election

January 2007 Nikkei Regular Telephone Interview Poll(07-3)

Key Issues

* Support for the Abe administration
* Issues for upcoming Diet session
* Education reform
* House of Councillors election
* Constitutional reform

Asahi Shimbun Interview General Opinion Poll (“Love of Country” Opinion Poll)(07-2)

Key Issues

* Patriotism (“love of country”)
* Reaction to foreign invasion
* Reflecting on colonial past

Asahi Shimbun January Opinion Polls (07-1)

Key Issues

* Support for the Abe Cabinet
* The House of Councillors election
* Constitutional reform
* Leadership of the LDP and DPJ
* Economy

2006

Eyes on the World, Future in Hand - Horizon 2006 Chinese Opinion Polls (06-19)

Key Issues

* Where do the Chinese learn about the world
* The relationship between China and other countries
* How do the Chinese view China
* How do the Chinese view the United States
* How do the Chinese view Japan

Public Opinion Survey on the Self-Defense Force by the Cabinet Office of Japan (06-20)

Key Issues

* General public interest in the operations of the Japanese Self-Defense Force and security
* Impressions of the Self-Defense Force
* Mindsets regarding security structures
* The mission and goals of the Self-Defense Force
* Japanese security and defense structures

Public Opinion Survey on Diplomacy by the Cabinet Office of Japan (Abridged) (06-17)

Key Issues:

* Japan’s relations toward the United States, China and Korea (with age group breakdown)
* Economic cooperation
* Japan’s role in the United Nations
* Foreign economic relations
* Civic diplomacy and cultural exchanges
* Government responsibility for Japanese citizens abroad

December 2006 Nikkei Regular Telephone Opinion Poll (06-16)

Key Issues

• Support for the Abe administration
• Town meeting
• Honma Masaaki
• Consumption tax
• Party affiliation

December 2006 Yomiuri Shimbun Opinion Poll (06-15)

Key Issues

* Prime Minister Abe and the Abe Cabinet approval ratings
* Standard of living

December 2006 Asahi Shimbun Opinion Poll (06-14)

Key Issues

* Support rate for Abe Cabinet
* Readmission of the Diet Members to LDP who opposed Postal Privatization
* Economic outlook
* Bullying at schools

 

November Yomiuri Shimbun Opinion Polls (06-18)

Key Issues

* Support for Abe Cabinet, political parties
* Debate over Diet Members’ readmission to LDP
* Impact of nuclear test by North Korea
* Education Rebuilding Council

October 2006 Nikkei Regular Telephone Opinion Poll (06-13)

Key Issues

* Support for the new Abe administration
* Education reform
* Abe Cabinet’s response to North Korea
* LDP Postal Rebels

September 2006 Nikkei Emergency Telephone Opinion Poll (06-12)

Key Issues

* Support for new Abe Cabinet
* Financial sanctions on North Korea
* Support for possible Yasukuni Shrine visit

August Yomiuri Shimbun Opinion Poll (06-11)

Key Issues

* LDP presidential election
* Quality of life
* U.S. beef import

Asahi Shimbun Emergency Opinion Polls on the Inauguration of the Abe Cabinet (06-10)

 

Asahi Shimbun Emergency Opinion Polls on the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Presidential Election (06-9)

 

Asahi Shimbun Emergency Opinion Polls after the announcement of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) presidential election (06-8)

 

August Asahi ShimbunRegular Opinion Poll (06-7)

Key issues

*Support for Prime Minister Koizumi
*Success of Koizumi’s reforms
* Expectations of main opposition party

August Asahi ShimbunEmergency Opinion Polls (06-6)

Key issues

* Support for post-Koizumi prime ministerial candidates
* Yasukuni Shrine and implications for Japanese diplomacy

The Panel Survey on Korea’s Local Elections of 2006(06-5)

Key issues

* Public perception on South Korea’s policy priorities
* Public perception about capabilities and performance of each political party
* Party approval ratings over a period of time
* The perceived reasons for the ruling party’s unprecedented defeat in the May 2006 local elections
* Evaluation of President Roh’s job performance

June Asahi ShimbunRegular Opinion Poll (06-4)

Key Issues

* LDP presidential election
* Bank of Japan Governor Fukui
* US beef imports
* Withdrawal of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force from Iraq

Asahi Shimbun May 2, 2006 “Tokyo Trials Poll” (06-3)

Key Issues

* Sentiments about Japan’s wartime legacy
* Views of the 1946 Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal (Tokyo Trials)
* Opinions about the Yasukuni Shrine

April 2006 Asahi ShimbunRegular Opinion Poll (06-2)

Key Issues

* Support for Prime Minister Koizumi and his Cabinet
* Koizumi’s image in the media
* Support for Japanese political parties

February 2006 Nikkei Regular Telephone Opinion Poll (06-1)

Key Issues

* Support for Prime Minister Koizumi
* US beef import ban
* Post-Koizumi leadership
* Negotiations with North Korea on abductee issue

2005

2005 Public Opinion Survey on Diplomacy by the Cabinet Office of Japan (Abridged) (05-12)

Key Issues:

* Japan’s relations toward the United States, China and Korea
* Economic cooperation
* Japan’s role in the United Nations

December 2005 Nikkei Regular Telephone Opinoin Poll (05-13)

Key Issues:

* Support for Prime Minister Koizumi
* Post-Koizumi leadership
* Feelings of trust toward the United States, China, South Korea and Russia
* Support for Self-Defense Forces in Iraq

November 2005 Dong-A Ilbo Opinion Poll on the Roh Administration’s Performance & Potential Presidential Candidates (05-14)

Key Issues:

* President Roh Moo-hyun’s job ratings
* Favorability ratings of potential presidential candidates
* Political party preferences
* Opinions on the current economic situation
* Opinions on foreign and inter-Korean relations
* South Koreans’ ideological terrain

November 2005 Nikkei Emergency Telephone Opinion Poll on “Cabinet Reshuffle”(P05-7)

Key Issues:

* Support for Prime Minister Koizumi
* Post-Koizumi leadership
* Prime Minister Koizumi’s visit to Yasukuni Shrine

August 2005 Nikkei Special Telephone Opinion Poll on “Manifesto” (P05-11)

Key Issues:

* Support for Prime Minister Koizumi
* Policy platform set for the upcoming Lower House elections

August 2005 Nikkei Special Telephone Opinion Poll on “Postal Dissolution” (P05-10)

Key Issues:

* Support for Prime Minister Koizumi
* Support for postal privatization reform

July 2005 Monthly JoongAng Survey Research on US-Korea Alliance (P05-5)

Key Issues:

* Current Korea-US alliance relationship & issues
* The Roh Moo Hyun Administration and its policy towards the US
* Prospects for future Korea-US relations

July 2005 Nikkei Special Telephone Opinion Poll on Japanese Postal Privatization (P05-1)

Key Issues

*Support for Prime Minister Koizumi
* Support for postal privatization reform

June 2005 Nikkei Regular Telephone Opinion Poll (P05-9)

Key Issues:

* Support for Prime Minister Koizumi
* Postal privatization
* Prime Minister Koizumi’s visits to Yasukuni Shrine

April 2005 Nikkei Regular Telephone Opinion Poll (P05-8)

Key Issues:

* Support for Prime Minister Koizumi
* Constitutional revision

March 2005 Dong-A Ilbo Opinion Poll on South Korean Attitudes Toward Japan and Other Nations (P05-2)

Key Issues:

* South Korea’s relations with the United States, China and Japan
* Threat perceptions of North Korea and China
* Regional economic cooperation

March 2005 Dong-A Ilbo Opinion Poll on Chinese Attitudes Toward Japan and Other Nations (P05-3)

Key Issues:

* China’s relations with the United States, Japan and Korea.
* Prospect of China’s economic growth
* Perceptions on Japan and North Korea

March 2005 Dong-A Ilbo Opinion Poll on Japanese Attitudes Toward China and Other Nations (P05-4)

Key Issues:

* Japan’s relations with the United States, China and Korea.
* Perception on China’s economic growth
* Perspectives on history issues

2004

2004 Public Opinion Survey on Diplomacy by the Cabinet Office of Japan (P05-6)

Key Issues:

* Japan’s relations toward the United States, China and Korea.
* Economic cooperation
* Japan’s role in the United Nations

2003

Horizon and Horizonkey July 2003 Opinion Poll Survey (03-01)

 

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