How Japan views the outside world: part 1 of 2

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Do you have friendly feelings towards China? graph of japanese statistics[part 1] [part 2]

The Cabinet Office Japan recently conducted a survey looking at diplomacy in Japan. This is a regular yearly survey, and last year I translated it in two parts, here and here.

Demographics

3,000 adult members of the Japanese public were selected at random from resident registries to be interviewed face-to-face between the 9th and 19th of October 2008. From the sample, 1,826 people, or 60.9%, were available and completed the survey. 54.1% of the sample were female, 10.0% were in their twenties, 15.9% in their thirties, 15.6% in their forties, 20.3% in their fifties, 21.9% in their sixties, and 16.3% aged seventy or older. Additionally, 4.6% had lived overseas for more than three months, another 57.3% had travelled overseas, and 38.1% had never been overseas.

If you have been reading Japan news you may have seen some coverage of this poll, although they only dipped into the first two questions below for the article. There’s a lot of good information in part 2 that has been almost completely ignored by the foreign media, so be sure to check that out too.

Research results

Q1A: Do you have friendly feelings towards the USA? (Sample size=1,826)

Feel friendly29.0%
Feel a little friendly44.2%
Don’t feel very friendly15.8%
Don’t feel friendly at all9.0%
Don’t know1.9%

Q1B: Do you have friendly feelings towards Russia? (Sample size=1,826)

Feel friendly2.0%
Feel a little friendly11.1%
Don’t feel very friendly44.7%
Don’t feel friendly at all38.7%
Don’t know3.6%

Q1C: Do you have friendly feelings towards China? (Sample size=1,826)

Feel friendly7.0%
Feel a little friendly24.8%
Don’t feel very friendly32.4%
Don’t feel friendly at all34.2%
Don’t know1.6%

Q1D: Do you have friendly feelings towards South Korea? (Sample size=1,826)

Feel friendly13.3%
Feel a little friendly43.8%
Don’t feel very friendly24.9%
Don’t feel friendly at all16.0%
Don’t know2.1%

Q1E: Do you have friendly feelings towards India? (Sample size=1,826)

Feel friendly4.8%
Feel a little friendly27.7%
Don’t feel very friendly33.7%
Don’t feel friendly at all26.5%
Don’t know7.4%

Q1F: Do you have friendly feelings towards Europe? (Sample size=1,826)

Feel friendly14.1%
Feel a little friendly43.5%
Don’t feel very friendly22.5%
Don’t feel friendly at all14.6%
Don’t know5.4%

Q1G: Do you have friendly feelings towards Africa? (Sample size=1,826)

Feel friendly3.3%
Feel a little friendly25.7%
Don’t feel very friendly35.8%
Don’t feel friendly at all28.1%
Don’t know7.1%

Q1H: Do you have friendly feelings towards South America? (Sample size=1,826)

Feel friendly5.1%
Feel a little friendly29.0%
Don’t feel very friendly33.5%
Don’t feel friendly at all25.9%
Don’t know6.5%

Q2A: Do you think Japan’s current relationship with the United States of America is amicable? (Sample size=1,826)

Amicable18.1%
A little amicable50.8%
Not very amicable21.9%
Not amicable at all6.2%
Cannot say either way1.3%
Don’t know1.7%

Q2B: Do you think Japan’s current relationship with Russia is amicable? (Sample size=1,826)

Amicable1.0%
A little amicable19.6%
Not very amicable49.5%
Not amicable at all22.9%
Cannot say either way2.1%
Don’t know4.9%

Q2C: Do you think Japan’s current relationship with China is amicable? (Sample size=1,826)

Amicable2.5%
A little amicable21.1%
Not very amicable42.0%
Not amicable at all29.9%
Cannot say either way1.8%
Don’t know2.6%

Q2D: Do you think Japan’s current relationship with South Korea is amicable? (Sample size=1,826)

Amicable6.7%
A little amicable42.8%
Not very amicable33.0%
Not amicable at all12.9%
Cannot say either way1.8%
Don’t know2.8%

Q2E: Do you think Japan’s current relationship with India is amicable? (Sample size=1,826)

Amicable5.5%
A little amicable38.0%
Not very amicable31.5%
Not amicable at all11.1%
Cannot say either way2.6%
Don’t know11.3%

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