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7 in 10 Japanese support Russia sanctions even if they feel impact: survey

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Let's see that pathetic support in 6 months..

Silly Japan..

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7 out of 10?

Yeah, sure.

Check back again in a few more months.

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ok and so what?

what is outcome from it?

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You'll be surprised but today Russians has a gigantic national uplift.

Russians are a proud people. And they'll need to be, to keep their spirits up while lining up for cabbage over the next couple of decades, as Russia is about to default on its foreign debt. Then the REAL crash will begin.

I feel sorry for the people of Russia, at the mercy of Putin's ego, and his internet trolls he's sent out on the internet to troll and spread propaganda.

If Russia stops fighting there is no more war.

If Ukraine stops fighting there is no more Ukraine.

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About time Russians showed some remorse amd were ashamed for their actions and war crimes right now.

You'll be surprised but today Russians has a gigantic national uplift.

A huge number of volunteers go to the Donbass

Morale in the army is very high and today starts a big Russian offensive on Donbass (Russian populated area in Ukraine). Russian army try to unsercle main Ukrainian forces. It will be a decisive battle of this war and one of the greatest battles since WWII.

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finally richToday  11:05 am JST

Good, at least it shows the japanese are remorseful and ashamed of their similar actions in the past

No it shows that Japan is a country with common sense and morals. You don't attack another country unprovoked and target and kill civilians. About time Russians showed some remorse amd were ashamed for their actions and war crimes right now.

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This summer election. You must listen to their manifestos on national security of each parties very very carefully.

It would be very easy to see through cheating by every small parties trying to dodge the issue. Be careful to the ones who keep shouting " No WAR, No WAR" without referring to what could make No War for Japan. If they refer to " Align our steps with Int'l communities, ...etc" The same old garbage, you must dump them as idiotic peace-boke.

Communication doesn't work.

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With over 70% support for sanctions against Russia, even when it impacts themselves, Japanese support for Ukraine is overwhelming.

Pro Russians looking for sympathy or support of their invasion campaign against a peaceful nation will find precious little in Japan.

It is also a message to Japans government that it can do much more for Ukraine and have the vast majority of citizens support it.

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More than seven in 10 Japanese support economic sanctions against Russia 

Sad to think about the fact that Japanese are enemies of Russians

"History will teach us nothing"

This "sanctions" chainge a very little in situation on Ukraine but definitively spoil Russian-Japanese relations

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Pointless war. There's no winner. Ukranians are suffering. Russians are suffering. The whole world is suffering.

Even if Russia claims "victory", what victory? This war has no objective except satisfying Putin's ego.

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These price hikes and shrinkflation have nothing to do with the sanctions on Russia. Even if Japan refused any sanctions on Russia prices would still go up

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Sorry, looks like they now call mobile numbers too.

Still, the sanctions on Russia (1.1% of Russian imports blocked) will have very little affect on Japanese consumers.... or Russia for that matter.

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Of course, still enjoying peace and democracy have their price too. And if we all don’t support Ukraine’s resistance or pay otherwise a little bit more now , even if it’s strongly hurting in some cases, we will have to pay much more or even everything when we should ever come into the situation of being Putin’s or Xi’s slaves and getting under their world leadership. Believe me, paying more for sunflower oil or gasoline is by far still better than getting ever into the reach and potential threats of those dictators and their inhumane and killing troops and other wild Soldateskas.

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Good, at least it shows the japanese are remorseful and ashamed of their similar actions in the past

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70% support is probably the highest it will get, as the effects start to trickle back at some sectors of the Japanese economy.

I agree with the other posters that the demographics surveyed definitely will play a role, would be curious to see those. Businessmen and politicians in Tokyo? Probably totally down with it. Fishermen in Hokkaido? Probably a lot less supportive.

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I think the title is slightly misleading, the price hikes felt thus far is mainly from pandemic related supply chain issue, weak yen and pent up demand from elsewhere in the world.

The Russian sanction has only been in place for a month and most of the rising cost from sanction probably won’t be felt until over the course of the year. A lot of companies had already stocked up for the year prior to the sanction, and food prices won’t hit until later this year during fall when supposed harvest from Russia and Ukraine no longer exist.

Im wondering if the respondents actually understand that the price increases thus far has little or minimal relation to the sanctions and this is only the beginning of another wild ride? If they think it’s already “terrible”, then I wonder how would their answer change if knowing they will have a hard time putting food on the table later this year?

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Fact the survey was not made available to all japanese in Japan to reply or vote on.

Randomly selected ?

Its BS !

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It is all good when a drop in your livelihood still keep you quite comfortable. The problem shows it's ugly head when that same drop means someone will not be able to feed their family. A globalized world means that a conflict of this magnitude hurts everyone, although some will feel way more than others.

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As we know, sanctions have no effect. 7 in 10 Japanese obviously have not thought this through.

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Nomination...

How about the reporting the income bracket of the individuals that were asked? I wonder if they took this question to those living in low income housing how the results would be.

Good point. They only call registered voters on landline phones so its basically the over 50's.

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How about the reporting the income bracket of the individuals that were asked? I wonder if they took this question to those living in low income housing how the results would be.

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They support the sanctions? The banning of Russian imports? All 1.1% of those under sanctions? Even Putin himself would support that!

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Thanks to social media and other platforms for opening the world to Japan and the rest of the world, having multiple sources of news and information helps in promoting peace and understanding world events.

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It is nice to see that 7 out of 10 Japanese feel in their gut that what Russia is doing is wrong and needs to be punished for it, regardless of the costs to them personally.

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As Japan ramps up sanctions against Russia over its invasion along with other Group of Seven nations, 68.7 percent said rising prices of food and other products have hit their daily lives "terribly" or "to some degree."

Given that Japan is continuing dependence on Russian oil, subsidizing the wholesalers with taxpayer funds and releasing oil reserves, how much of this is attributable to the sanctions?

Disaster capitalism, like with the pandemic and financial crisis, uses these events for wealth transfers to corporations from the public via government.

Japan Inc. will receive subsidies from the taxpayer, prices will still rise and consumers will be squeezed, wages will not rise that's for sure, and the Japanese public will reelect more LDP politicians.

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More than seven in 10 Japanese support economic sanctions against Russia over its war in Ukraine even if the sanctions' impact extends to the Japanese economy and their lives, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday.

Wait until near inflation really arrive

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-15/bank-of-japan-poised-to-predict-strongest-inflation-in-30-years

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