57% of Japanese cautious about using credit cards: survey

Sep 2, 2016

57% of Japanese cautious about using credit cards: survey

A majority of Japanese people are cautious about using credit cards, according to the results of the Cabinet Office’s first public opinion survey on the payment method released Thursday. In the survey, 57.9 percent of respondents were negative about actively using credit cards, while ...

Aug 28, 2016

Poll finds 48% of Japanese satisfied with current income

A Cabinet Office survey showed Saturday that 48.1 percent of respondents are satisfied or fairly satisfied with their incomes, up 2.4 percentage points from the previous year, marking the second straight year of improvement. In contrast, 49.6 percent said they were dissatisfied or rather ...

Ichiro returns as Japan's favorite athlete, acing Nishikori

Aug 8, 2016

Ichiro returns as Japan's favorite athlete, acing Nishikori

Japanese major leaguer Ichiro Suzuki has been named the nation’s favorite athlete, regaining the crown after three years, a recent survey showed. Ichiro, a Miami Marlins outfielder, replaced tennis player Kei Nishikori, who fell to second place from top spot last year, according to ...

Jul 21, 2016

Japanese, South Koreans far apart on sex slavery deal: survey

There is a wide gap in how Japanese and South Korean people view a deal reached in December to settle grievances over women coerced into wartime sexual service, a poll has found. In the survey, released Wednesday, 47.9 percent of Japanese respondents said they ...