While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump are said to have a good personal relationship, 43.7 percent of those who responded to a recent survey by The Japan Times viewed it as bad for Japan, while 14.1 percent said it was bad for the U.S.

On the other hand, while 47.9 percent said it was good for the U.S., only 25.4 percent said it had a good impact on Japan.

At the same time, nearly 63 percent of those who responded said they didn't expect much to come out of a meeting between the two leaders early next week, while just over a third said that Trump will offer strong condemnation of North Korea and promises of closer U.S.-Japan cooperation.