Archive for 2006

Asahi Shimbun Emergency Opinion Polls after the announcement of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) presidential election

August Asahi Shimbun Regular Opinion Poll

Key Issues:
  • Support for Prime Minister Koizumi
  • Success of Koizumi’s reforms
  • Expectations of main opposition party

August Asahi Shimbun Emergency Opinion Polls (06-6)

Key Issues:
  • Support for post-Koizumi prime ministerial candidates
  • Yasukuni Shrine and implications for Japanese diplomacy

August Yomiuri Shimbun Opinion Poll (06-11)

Key Issues:
  • LDP presidential election
  • Quality of life
  • U.S. beef import

June Asahi Shimbun Regular Opinion Poll (06-4)

Key Issues:
  • LDP presidential election
  • Bank of Japan Governor Fukui
  • US beef imports
  • Withdrawal of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force from Iraq

The Panel Survey on Korea’s Local Elections of 2006

Key Issues:
  • Public perception on South Korea’s policy priorities
  • Public perception about capabilities and performance of each political party
  • Party approval ratings over a period of time
  • The perceived reasons for the ruling party’s unprecedented defeat in the May 2006 local elections
  • Evaluation of President Roh’s job performance

Asahi Shimbun May 2, 2006 “Tokyo Trials Poll” (06-3)

Key Issues:
  • Sentiments about Japan’s wartime legacy
  • Views of the 1946 Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal (Tokyo Trials)
  • Opinions about the Yasukuni Shrine

Public Opinion Survey on the Self-Defense Force by the Cabinet Office of Japan (06-20)

Key Issues:
  • General public interest in the operations of the Japanese Self-Defense Force and security
  • Impressions of the Self-Defense Force
  • Mindsets regarding security structures
  • The mission and goals of the Self-Defense Force
  • Japanese security and defense structures

April 2006 Asahi Shimbun Regular Opinion Poll (06-2)

Key Issues:
  • Support for Prime Minister Koizumi and his Cabinet
  • Koizumi’s image in the media
  • Support for Japanese political parties

February 2006 Nikkei Regular Telephone Opinion Poll (06-1)

Key Issues:
  • Support for Prime Minister Koizumi
  • US beef import ban
  • Post-Koizumi leadership
  • Negotiations with North Korea on abductee issue

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