Japan-Korea relations are going through a bit of a rough patch right now, as this survey into Japan-Korea relations from @Nifty shows.
I’m surprised by quite how negative the outcome is here; my impression is that people are just fed up with Korea rather than what seems to be active dislike; I took my opinion from various television news programs, but perhaps in the interest of balance, and that people are more measured when on TV versus doing a survey in the privacy of their own home I have been misled.
Anyway, here’s a charming poster from Korea about one of the triggers of Japn-Korea animosity.
Q1: When the Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea was signed, how were individual claims of forced labour handled? (Sample size=3,145)
Claims were nullified
Claims were to be made to the Korean government
Claims against Japanese corporations remained
Claims against the Japanese government remained
Claims against Korean corporations remained
Q2: Do you agree or disagree with the Japan government applying limits to the export of chemicals for chip making to Korea? (Sample size=3,145)
Agree, and I think exports should be stopped altogether
Agree, as I don’t think they sufficiently manage the exported chemicals
Agree, as I think it is appropriate retaliation for the forced labour issue, etc
Agree for another reason
Disagree, as it will damage Japanese corporations too and other knock-on effects
Disagree, as it should be resolved by talking to each other
Disagree, as it goes against Japan’s promotion of free trade
Disagree for another reason
Whilst 82.9% of men agreed with sanctions, a smaller 67.1% of women did, although there was 15.8 percentage points of women who didn’t know enough to answer.
Q3: Which aspects of Japan-Korea relations do you think are doing well or improving? (Sample size=3,145, multiple answer)
The tables exclude the 63.8% who answered “Nothing in particular”. It was younger people who tended to select this answer, with 73.9% of the under 30s choosing it.
Q4: What do you think is the most popular genre in the current third Korean boom? (Sample size=3,145)
Korean drama, movies
Beauty salons, cosmetic surgery
Q5: Do you think American forces will withdraw from South Korea? (Sample size=3,145)
No, and will remain at the present strength
No, but will reduce their force size
No, and will increase their forces
Q6: What impression do you have of South Korea? (Sample size=3,145)
Very good impression
Somewhat good impression
Somewhat poor impression
Very poor impression
Don’t know, can’t say
Q7: What do you think will happen in the future between North and South Korea? (Sample size=3,145)
They will remain as two countries
They will unify under North Korea
They will unify under South Korea
Between the 19th of July and the 1st of August 2019 3,145 members of the @Nifty monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were provided.
This ranking survey from goo Ranking asked what is the most successful anime adaptations of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine’s manga. My anime series watching is very limited, but I recently got a free year of Read more…
This straightforward survey from MMD Labo looked at internet reservations by smartphone. Looking at the options, I’m surprised that “travel” or “flights” do not appear on the list. Given that “other” is less than 2%, Read more…
Note: this survey was conducted in February, before vaccination had started in earnest. This survey from Leading Tech looked at COVID-19 vaccine awareness. Note also that an overused trope about Japan is its vaccine reluctance Read more…
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings. These cookies are primarily used to store your name and email address for commenting/
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.
3rd Party Cookies
This website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to the site, and the most popular pages.
Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website.
Please enable Strictly Necessary Cookies first so that we can save your preferences!