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 ...

Support for Cabinet tumbles below 60%

Jun 17, 2013

Support for Cabinet tumbles below 60%

Public support for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sagged 2.8 points in June to 57.4 percent — the first time it has dipped below 60 percent since January, just after he took office, a survey says. The Cabinet’s polling numbers have now ...

Jun 29, 2011

Forum for better local government

In the current session, the Diet has enacted a law to give legal backing to a forum in which the Cabinet members concerned and local government leaders exchange opinions on policy matters. The law is the result of the Democratic Party of Japan government’s ...