Sep 17, 2014

Survey finds skepticism about global trade's benefits

Japanese, Americans and many Europeans aren’t sold on the benefits of trade. They doubt that global economic ties create jobs or raise wages, an international survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows. But people in China and other low- and middle-income countries are ...

Sep 10, 2014

More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll

More than half of Chinese people think their country could go to war with Japan in the future, a new poll revealed Wednesday, after two years of intense diplomatic squabbles. A survey conducted in both nations found that 53.4 percent of Chinese believe there ...

Aug 29, 2014

First nationwide survey on Ainu discrimination to be carried out

The government plans to conduct its first full-fledged survey to grasp the reality of discrimination of the indigenous Ainu people in Japan, officials said Thursday. The Cabinet Secretariat will request about ¥7 million in the budget for the nationwide survey planned for fiscal 2015 ...

Aug 24, 2014

Fewer satisfied with life: survey

The latest life satisfaction survey shows the number of people who claim to be content with their lives dropped 0.7 percentage point from last year to 70.3 percent

Aug 11, 2014

Nearly 40% of rural residents say their communities face decline

A Cabinet Office opinion survey has revealed that 37.6 percent of people living in rural areas of the country expect their communities will decline. Of 700 respondents living in farming or fishing villages, only 13.6 percent said they believe their areas will be revitalized, ...