Sep 10, 2014

Americans support tougher action against jihadists: poll

Americans and Congress have grown hawkish in their views of jihadists, according to a Tuesday poll and lawmakers who say President Barack Obama should take stronger military action against the Islamic State (IS). The increasingly aggressive stance frames the backdrop of Obama’s upcoming speech ...

Dec 20, 2013

China supplants Japan in Americans' eyes: poll

According to a survey, more Americans believe that China — rather than Japan — is Asia’s most important partner for the United States. The survey, commissioned by the Foreign Ministry, reversed the results of a similar survey last year. The poll, conducted in July ...

Mar 9, 2013

Worried Fukushima cops considered fleeing posts after 3/11

Many Fukushima police officers struggled with fears of death and thought about fleeing when they were evacuating citizens from areas close to Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant during the catastrophe that started in March 2011, according to a survey. ...

Mar 2, 2013

Poll: 81% welcome foreigners of Japanese descent

More than 80 percent of respondents in a new poll said they are open to foreign nationals of Japanese descent living in the nation, the Cabinet Office reported. The office’s first survey of its kind, released Thursday, found 80.9 percent of respondents expressed openness ...