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Kishida cabinet's approval rises to record 61.5%: poll

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The survey showed that 65.5 percent of them favor the relaxation of border controls, while the results suggest that more people are hoping the government will focus more on measures to help the economy recover than prevent the spread of the virus.

Nice to see some sense.

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The government response on Covid has been very slow and dependent on the peoples cooperation.

I wouldn’t rate their responses on things like Ukraine as anything but following the USAs lead. As for fiscal spending, the LDP has the ability to print lots of money.

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The poll, meanwhile, found that 46.1 percent think that the Bank of Japan should keep its massive monetary easing, compared with 40.4 percent believing that it should end.

How many of the people asked knew what quantitative easing is and how it is a basic income for bankers, in addition to all the other subsidies to japan Inc. the Japanese taxpayer s bankrolling?

Or that other countries are looking at using QE to fund a UBI for the people?

https://www.businessinsider.com/universal-basic-income-guy-standing-quantitative-easing-2017-1

The monthly survey reached 491 randomly selected households with eligible voters and 1,968 mobile phone numbers. It yielded responses from 425 and 623 people, respectively.

Tiny sample size. How was it randomized?

The poll smells so fishy it could have been taken exclusively from Taiji fishermen.

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Abe and Suga left a whole mess for Kishida to clean up. But good thing is that this man is energetic enough to take it. That's all i have to say.

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PM Kishidas strong support of Ukraine, condemning fascist Russia and taking in so far more than 1000 evacuees (unprecedented for Japan) is greatly appreciated and supported by the Japanese people.

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I think that, in addition to policy, there are personality differences behind approval ratings. I just never felt that Suga cared about people. With Kishida, there's some kind of light in the eyes.

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satisfaction with the government starting to ease COVID-19 restrictions, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday

Ceasing inefficient half-measures is enough to please some people. Smh.

If this was a phone survey, I wouldn't be surprised if the the sample was "randomised" in a way that largely favours the LDP, i.e. older households mainly in the countryside. I'm not sure how many people I know who have a landline.

Also, surveys are all about how the questions are asked.

43.1 percent of those polled backed the idea of the government increasing its defense budget "to some extent."

We know what the extent Nippon Kaigi members have in mind. And the motivation is much more similar to that of Russia than that of Ukraine. The invasion only gives them a chance to stoke fear and get public support to finally change the constitution.

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Abe and Suga left a whole mess for Kishida to clean up.

true. And he is a step up above those 2 scumbags, even though he is NK LDP.

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Perhaps the randomly selected general public aren't as apposed to the border restrictions anymore .

I seriously doubt the majority of the general public supports more military defense spending which includes preemptive strike capabilities of nuclear and lethal weapons.

Or to keep the yen depreciation and the rising costs of everything.

The survey seems bogus and only to make it look like kishida is doing what the people want.

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Surprising how not making a mess can improve the opinion of the people about the government, it is not even necessary to do extraordinary things, just not spoiling the efforts of the public is enough.

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We should all be thankful for small mercies that we don’t live in some 3rd world dictatorship although the LDP, it seems is attempting to inexorably lean in that direction.

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The guy is increasing national debt, causing inflation to go to its highest level for years, he gives away money, raises taxes and his approval rating increases? The Japanese electorate really like having a PM who doesn’t work for them..

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Hope travel resumes shortly.

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Love these polls of 1200 people who respond that share the views of 126,000,000 people.

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sample of 1000 people,two days phonecalls.

get out some numbers.

worthless ones.

survey paid by LDP money/tax payers money/.

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Good job! If the border opens totally, his rating will probably go further to 80%

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Did the Kyodo survey ask respondents if they supported using more of their taxes to better help other Japanese people and families in need?

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Just as Biden visits bit of a coincidence.

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The time is coming to change the constitution and reinstate army.

Seems like US gave up on Taiwan already as it won't be included in Indo-Pacific deal.

It is about time to start thinking about your own future Japan.

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Do people really enjoy seeing their taxes being spent on other countries while they continue to struggle to make ends meet?

It is about time to start thinking about your own future Japan.

Agreed. It should not continue to be a vassal state of USA. It should be a part of Asia and work with the rest of the continent. Currently, it looks spineless on the world stage. The image of Abe running after Trump on the golf course summed up everything.

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Love these polls of 1200 people who respond that share the views of 126,000,000 people.

Yes, it's 1200 people in the house with time to pick up and talk on the phone. The intention of this appears to be to normalize support for Kishida. Listen! These people approve of him, so you should too.

My take from this is that the "not Suga" glow is still there. I can't believe anyone approves of Kishida due to things he has done, because it is difficult to personally accredit him with having done anything.

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the results suggest that more people are hoping the government will focus more on measures to help the economy recover than prevent the spread of the virus

Why is that artificially stated as contrast or contradicting? Of course both can and should be done, economical recovery plus virus prevention. An economy usually doesn’t consist of only tourism industry and wide open airport gates. That might be the case for a small tropical island, but not for diversified Japanese economy, the world’s third largest one.

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Love these polls of 1200 people who respond that share the views of 126,000,000 people.

Yes, you can trust and love them, statistically. At a confidence level of 95% the results above have a confidence interval of 2% (for example that Kishida approval rate from above is to be read as being in reality between 59.5% and 63.5%). More people in the polls would of course increase that confidence level even more. For example 99% confidence level would have required to interview about 4000 people. Don’t complain beforehand , if you only don’t understand some statistical basics, better try to dive in a little bit into knowledge, or just simply use one of those online calculators that are available out there for such easy calculations.

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That might be the case for a small tropical island, but not for diversified Japanese economy, the world’s third largest one.

Tourism may directly benefit sellers of knick knacks and treats and few others, but the LDP looks to the gains from their slender rentier base of investors .

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Tourism may directly benefit sellers of knick knacks and treats and few others

It’s not completely wrong… lol Try to put your few knick knacks into relation with what’s really sold on the global markets and at much higher scale, like game consoles, cars, electronics, whatever else. Those few tourists and their pocket money is nice and maybe some are dependent from it, but that’s a joke and not sustainable. The tourism infrastructure , transportation capacities and resources and staff to provide and have available is more than often more expensive than the money those tourists bring in, even if you would only pamper the riches from China or Arabian countries, I might still well stand with my opinion on that.

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Looks professional, acts professional, talks professional.

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