JPP Archive: Japanese Fiscal Year 2016

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

The Japan Political Pulse aggregates major opinion polls conducted by Japanese media outlets in order to provide a more accurate picture of the Abe government’s public approval rating. This specific graph is an archive of Japan Political Pulse’s data for Japanese Fiscal Year 2016 (April 2016 through March 2017).

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Abe’s poll numbers slide with the Moritomo Gakuen scandal

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s approval ratings in the latest Yomiuri Shimbun poll have fallen suddenly by ten percent in the midst of a scandal that has dominated headlines and parliamentary debate.

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First polls after Trump’s victory show uneasy Japanese public

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

As the Japanese government scrambles to react to Donald Trump’s upset victory in the November 8 United States presidential election—and with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expected to be the first world leader to meet with Trump this Thursday, November 17—new opinion polls suggest the Japanese public is uneasy about the impact of the election on the U.S.-Japan relationship.

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Polls show Japanese public’s deepening distrust of China

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

While anti-Japan sentiment in China has drawn considerable attention as a possible factor constraining Beijing’s Japan policy, less attention has been paid to deepening anti-China sentiment in Japan as a factor shaping Japan’s China policy and its politics.

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JPP: Abe’s support still rests on lack of alternatives; public remains ambivalent about policies

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Japan’s House of Councillors  elections are over, resulting in an impressive victory for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)-Komeito coalition, which now has 147 seats in the 242-seat HOC. However, despite headlines that proclaimed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government won a landslide victory on July 10, opinion polls conducted after the elections suggest that the vote did not fundamentally alter public opinion regarding the Abe administration and its policies.

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