Dec 18, 2014

Japan, three ASEAN nations to survey Strait of Malacca

Japan and three Southeast Asian nations will jointly survey the Strait of Malacca for hazards to shipping next year. Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore will map five priority locations in the congested channel, Japanese officials said. Japanese shipping companies will provide funds and technical personnel. ...

Chinese public has no appetite for Senkakus fight: poll

| Dec 5, 2014

Chinese public has no appetite for Senkakus fight: poll

by Ben Dooley

A majority of Chinese citizens believe the United Nations, not the battlefield, is the proper venue for settling their country’s maritime disputes with Japan, according to a first-of-its-kind opinion poll released last week. The survey, as reported by the University of Western Australia’s Perth ...

Oct 19, 2014

46% think towns, cities face bleak future: survey

Almost 1 in 2 people are worried about the future of their towns and cities as populations continue to shrink outside major urban areas, according to a new government survey. The nationwide survey, released by the Cabinet Office on Saturday, said 46.8 percent of ...

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 ...