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The percentage of Japanese who “feel friendly” toward the United States increased to an all-time high of 88.5%, a Japanese government poll showed Friday, reflecting strengthened ties between the allies in such areas as security and the economy.

The figure is up 4.5 percentage points from the previous survey a year ago, according to the Cabinet Office survey, which also found that around 85% of respondents see ties between Japan and China as “not good” or “not so good.”

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