Home > Hot topics
opinion poll
Abe Cabinet Support Rises to 48%: Jiji Poll (News)

Tokyo, Feb. 16 (Jiji Press)—Public support for the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō in February rose 2.1 percentage points from January to 48.7%, a Jiji Press opinion poll showed Friday. The disapproval rating declined 1.7 points to 31.9%. The results are believed to reflect mainly Abe's attendance at the opening ceremony for the ongoing Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Kore…

Support Rate for Abe Cabinet Rises to 46%: Jiji Poll (News)

Tokyo, Jan. 19 (Jiji Press)—The public support rate for the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in January rose 4.0 percentage points from the previous month to 46.6%, a Jiji Press survey showed Friday. The disapproval rate for the cabinet fell 2.5 points to 33.6%, according to the opinion poll conducted for four days through Monday. The results are likely to have reflected an att…

Nearly 70% Against Revising Constitution in 2018: Jiji Poll (News)

Tokyo, Dec. 15 (Jiji Press)—Nearly 70% of respondents were opposed to the Japanese Diet adopting a proposal for constitutional revisions next year, a Jiji Press opinion poll showed on December 15. The poll also showed that the approval rating for the cabinet of Prime Minister Abe Shinzō in December slid 2.8 percentage points from the previous month to 42.6%, while its disapproval rating decline…

Less than Half of Japanese View Ties with China as Poor (News)

Beijing, Dec. 15 (Jiji Press)—The share of Japanese people viewing their country's relations with China as poor has fallen below 50% for the first time in seven years, an opinion poll has shown. The percentage plunged 27.0 percentage points from the previous year's survey to 44.9%, according to the joint opinion poll taken in October and November by Japanese and Chinese groups, including Tokyo-…

Abe Cabinet’s Approval Rate Rises to 45.4%: Jiji Poll (News)

Tokyo, Nov. 17 (Jiji Press)—Public support for the cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō rose 8.3 percentage points from October to 45.4% this month, outpacing its disapproval rate, which dropped 4.7 points to 37.1%, for the first time in two months, according to a Jiji Press opinion poll. The results, released on Friday, appear to reflect the public's positive response to the ruling Li…

Abe’s Ruling Coalition Poised to Win Over 300 Seats (News)

Tokyo, Oct. 15 (Jiji Press)—Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō's ruling coalition is poised to win over 300 of the 465 seats in the House of Representatives in the October 22 general election, Jiji Press forecasts showed. Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, Kōmeitō, may get as many as 310 lower house seats together, or two-thirds of the total, the level needed to propose c…

30% Planning to Vote for LDP in October 22 Election: Jiji Poll (News)

Tokyo, Oct. 13 (Jiji Press)—A Jiji Press survey found Friday that 30.7% of voters are planning to vote for Prime Minister Abe Shinzō's Liberal Democratic Party in the proportional representation blocs of the October 22 House of Representatives election. Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko's Party of Hope came second with support from 11.8%, according to the survey, conducted nationwide for four days th…

Abe’s Comeback and the General Election OutlookTobias Harris

On September 25, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō held a press conference at which he announced that, upon the opening of the autumn extraordinary session of the Diet on September 28, he would dissolve the House of Representatives and call a general election for October 22. The election comes as a surprise after a summer in which Abe’s net approval ratings (based on Japan Political Pulse’s mo…

Abe Cabinet Approval Rating Rises to 41.8%: Jiji Survey (News)

Tokyo, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)—Public support for Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō's cabinet rose 5.2 percentage points from August to 41.8% this month, outpacing disapproval for the first time in three months, a Jiji Press poll showed on Friday. The disapproval rating plunged 7.4 points to 36.7%. The results are believed reflect strong support for the Abe government's response to North Kore…

Abe Cabinet Public Support Rebounds to 36%: Jiji Poll (News)

Tokyo, Aug. 10 (Jiji Press)—Public support for Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō's cabinet rebounded 6.7 percentage points in August from a month before to 36.6%, after falling below 30% in the previous month, a Jiji Press survey revealed Thursday. The higher approval rating for the Abe cabinet is believed to be partly due to the prime minister's reshuffle of his cabinet and the ruling Liberal…

Video highlights

  • From our columnists
  • In the news