This large-scale survey from NHK’s Broadcast Culture Research Centre looked at Japan and America, with particular focus on the current Trump regime. This will be posted over three nights in chunks of around 9 questions each.
I’m slightly surprised at the relatively positive view of many aspects of Trump’s policies, of not at their effects on Japan, but perhaps that is more a reflection of my media consumption. Japanese broadcast media mainly treats him as a normal president; only his more massive gaffes make headlines here.
Q1: How interested are you in the 2020 USA presidential election?
Not very interested
Not interested at all
Q2: What effect would Trump’s re-election have on Japan?
Mostly positive effects
Mostly negative effects
No particular effect
Q3: What do you think of “America First”, the Trump government putting the greatest priority on their own country’s profit?
Not good thing
Q4: How has America’s international influence changed under the Trump government?
Q5: How do you rate the current Japan-America relationship?
Not so good
Not good at all
Q6: In what direction is the Japan-America relationship heading?
Heading in a good direction
Heading in a bad direction
No change from today
Q7: What sort of relationship do you think Japan and America have these days?
A partnership of equals
America has the advantage
Japan has the advantage
Q8: Do you think America is a reliable, cooperative ally?
Q9: America is allied with us under the US-Japan Security Treaty; in the future how do you think Japan should proceed?
Strengthen the alliance
Maintain the current relationship
Cooperate to a lesser degree than currently
Aim to terminate the treaty
Between that 13th of February and the 23rd of March 2020 3,600 people of the age of 18 were selected at random from resident registers all over the country to receive the survey via post. 2,195 people, or 61.0%, sent back completed surveys. The sample consisted of 45.3% male and 54.7% female, 9.4% between 18 and 29 years old, 10.0% in their thirties, 14.9% in their forties, 16.5% in their fifties 18.7% in their sixties, and 30.4% aged seventy or older.
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