Support for working women on rise, Cabinet poll finds

Nov 2, 2014

Support for working women on rise, Cabinet poll finds

An opinion poll by the Cabinet Office says that public support for having women work is rising, giving momentum to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign to increase female participation in the workforce. Of the respondents, 49.4 percent opposed the notion that husbands should work ...

Jun 30, 2014

Most Japanese voters oppose security shift

Half of Japanese voters oppose dropping a ban that has kept the military from fighting abroad since World War II, a survey showed on Monday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe readied a landmark shift in security policy that would ease the constraints of the ...

Apr 19, 2014

Southeast Asia views Japan as most reliable country, poll says

Southeast Asian nations view Japan as the most reliable country among 11 major nations around the world, according to a Foreign Ministry opinion poll. Japan beat out the other 10 rivals, nominated by 33 percent of all respondents as the most reliable nation. The ...

Mar 18, 2014

52.4% of Japanese say they oppose same-sex marriage

Three in four Japanese adults think society is unkind to sexual minorities, while just more than half oppose same-sex marriage, a recent nationwide poll found. A total of 74.6 percent said they think society is either unkind or somewhat unkind to sexual minorities, including ...

Dec 23, 2013

Most oppose using force to aid ally: poll

More than half of the public opposes revising the government’s interpretation of the Constitution just for the sake of engaging in collective self-defense, a survey says. According to a weekend telephone survey on the issue of collective defense, or aiding an ally that comes ...