• Kyodo News


More than half of the populace thinks Japan will eventually be better off in 30 years, according to the results of an Internet survey released by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo) on Monday.

Many are apparently anxious because political and business leaders can’t map out a desirable course for the nation, the survey said.

When asked how long they though it would take for Japan’s condition to improve, 8.5 percent said Japan would improve in a year’s time, 32.6 percent said five years, 46.5 percent said 10 years, and 51.6 percent said 30 years.

In a multiple-response question about what is needed to make that happen, 71.9 percent said job security, 49 percent said political statesmanship and 48.7 percent said a better economy.

The poll by the top union organization covered 1,000 Japanese aged between 15 and 59 in mid-December over the Internet.

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