Social attitudes survey finds broad satisfaction, but concerns on economic opportunity and security

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Newly released results from a social consciousness survey in Japan found a high degree of satisfaction about Japanese society overall, but also found anxiety about both Japan’s position internationally and the economic opportunities available to younger Japanese.

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Event reveals issues arising from public opinions within Japan, Korea, and China

Author: Juliane Doscher

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

On January 11, Sasakawa USA, in partnership with The Genron NPO — a Japanese think-tank dedicated to promoting democracy in Japan — hosted a public forum to present its bilateral, trilateral, and quadrilateral survey poll results for the first time in the United States. The forum was an opportunity to discuss political and diplomatic issues that will arise in Northeast Asia based on the region’s public opinions of each other.

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Public Opinion on the Future of Northeast Asia

Date: January 11, 2017

Sasakawa USA joined with Genron NPO to examine the results of polls looking at views of the Japanese, Chinese, and South Korean public on the future of Northeast Asia and challenges facing the region. Experts discussed the findings and their implications for the region as well as for U.S.-Japan relations.

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Most Japanese believe gender inequality remains entrenched, but increasingly support greater equality

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

The Japanese government’s quadrennial survey of public attitudes on gender equality, published on October 31, reveals how difficult it remains for Japanese leaders to uproot traditional gender roles. Since 2012, perceptions of equality across Japanese society have barely budged, and in some areas have worsened.

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JPP: Government quality-of-life survey shows Japanese citizens largely satisfied, except, perhaps, about incomes

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Japan’s cabinet secretariat conducts an annual large-scale survey to assess what individuals think of their quality of life. The survey provides a useful snapshot of the context in which the government conducts economic policymaking. It asks citizens to identify the extent to which they are content with pocketbook issues — their incomes and savings — and more abstract concepts like leisure time and opportunities for self-improvement.

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