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Diplomacy in Japan in 2011: Which countries/regions does Japanese have friendly feelings towards?

The Cabinet Office Japan recently conducted a detailed survey into diplomacy, a topic they revisit about once every two yars or so.

Demographics

Between the 29th of September and the 16th of October 2011, 3,000 people aged twenty or older were randomly selected from residency registers were approached for one-to-one interiews. Of the 3,000, 1,912 people, or 63.7% were resident at the address and willing to answer the questions. 52.5% of the sample were female, 8.2% in their twenties, 14.7% in their thirties, 14.8% int heir forties, 16.6% in their fifties, 22.8% in their sixties, and 22.8% aged seventy or older. 44.4% were employed, 9.8% were self-employed, 2.9% worked in a family business, and 42.9% were one of full-time homekeepers, students, unemployed, or retired.

This survey was reported on last week in the papers, but the English translations seemed to focus mostly on the relationship between the USA and Japan; the level of relationships with Japan’s Asian neighbours is a much more interesting statistic, however.

Research results

Q1A: Do you have friendly feelings towards the United States of America? (Sample size=1,912)

Feel friendly 41.4%
Feel a little friendly 40.5%
Don’t feel very friendly 9.1%
Don’t feel friendly at all 6.4%
Don’t know 2.6%

Q1B: Do you have friendly feelings towards Russia? (Sample size=1,912)

Feel friendly 1.7%
Feel a little friendly 11.7%
Don’t feel very friendly 43.7%
Don’t feel friendly at all 39.2%
Don’t know 3.7%

Q1C: Do you have friendly feelings towards China? (Sample size=1,912)

Feel friendly 5.5%
Feel a little friendly 20.8%
Don’t feel very friendly 34.8%
Don’t feel friendly at all 36.6%
Don’t know 2.3%

Q1D: Do you have friendly feelings towards South Korea? (Sample size=1,912)

Feel friendly 20.3%
Feel a little friendly 41.9%
Don’t feel very friendly 19.8%
Don’t feel friendly at all 15.5%
Don’t know 2.5%

Q1E: Do you have friendly feelings towards India? (Sample size=1,912)

Feel friendly 8.3%
Feel a little friendly 32.5%
Don’t feel very friendly 28.4%
Don’t feel friendly at all 22.0%
Don’t know 8.8%

Q1F: Do you have friendly feelings towards South-East Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, etc)? (Sample size=1,912)

Feel friendly 12.7%
Feel a little friendly 38.7%
Don’t feel very friendly 23.6%
Don’t feel friendly at all 17.4%
Don’t know 7.7%

Q1G: Do you have friendly feelings towards Australia, New Zealand, other Pacific islands? (Sample size=1,912)

Feel friendly 19.1%
Feel a little friendly 41.8%
Don’t feel very friendly 18.1%
Don’t feel friendly at all 13.6%
Don’t know 7.3%

Q1H: Do you have friendly feelings towards Europe? (Sample size=1,912)

Feel friendly 19.0%
Feel a little friendly 44.8%
Don’t feel very friendly 18.8%
Don’t feel friendly at all 12.4%
Don’t know 5.0%

Q1I: Do you have friendly feelings towards Central and South America and Caribbean islands? (Sample size=1,912)

Feel friendly 6.4%
Feel a little friendly 30.8%
Don’t feel very friendly 33.5%
Don’t feel friendly at all 20.5%
Don’t know 8.8%

Q1J: Do you have friendly feelings towards the Middle East? (Sample size=1,912)

Feel friendly 1.7%
Feel a little friendly 12.7%
Don’t feel very friendly 38.1%
Don’t feel friendly at all 37.6%
Don’t know 9.9%

Q1K: Do you have friendly feelings towards African nations? (Sample size=1,912)

Feel friendly 3.0%
Feel a little friendly 20.1%
Don’t feel very friendly 34.7%
Don’t feel friendly at all 33.4%
Don’t know 8.7%

Q2A: Do you think Japan’s current relationship with the United States of America is amicable? (Sample size=1,912)

Amicable 20.8%
A little amicable 52.6%
Not very amicable 19.5%
Not amicable at all 3.7%
Cannot say either way 1.6%
Don’t know 1.8%

Q2B: Do you think Japan’s current relationship with Russia is amicable? (Sample size=1,912)

Amicable 1.0%
A little amicable 16.0%
Not very amicable 48.8%
Not amicable at all 27.0%
Cannot say either way 2.5%
Don’t know 4.7%

Q2C: Do you think Japan’s current relationship with China is amicable? (Sample size=1,912)

Amicable 1.6%
A little amicable 17.2%
Not very amicable 45.3%
Not amicable at all 31.0%
Cannot say either way 2.0%
Don’t know 2.9%

Q2D: Do you think Japan’s current relationship with South Korea is amicable? (Sample size=1,912)

Amicable 10.0%
A little amicable 48.5%
Not very amicable 25.0%
Not amicable at all 11.0%
Cannot say either way 2.2%
Don’t know 3.2%

Q2E: Do you think Japan’s current relationship with India? (Sample size=1,912)

Amicable 7.5%
A little amicable 44.2%
Not very amicable 23.9%
Not amicable at all 7.9%
Cannot say either way 3.9%
Don’t know 12.5%

Q3: Which of the following matters regarding North Korea are you interested in? (Sample size=1,912, multiple answer)

Japanese kidnappings problem 84.7%
Nuclear problem 65.0%
Missile problem 52.0%
Asylum seekers problem 50.5%
Political regime 42.9%
North-South issues 25.5%
Negotiations to normalize diplomatic relations between Japan and North Korea 23.0%
Trade and other economic exchange, cultural exchange, sports exchange 12.9%
Other 0.9%
Nothing in particular 3.9%
Don’t know 0.8%


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