Opinion Poll on Japan

March 20, 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan commissioned IPSOS Indonesia to conduct an opinion poll with field interview and online survey on the image of Japan in five countries in Latin American and Caribbean Countries (Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina and Trinidad and Tobago) in February 2018. The poll was carried out with 2,009 respondents aged from 18 to 59. The results of the poll are as follows.

  1. 72% of the respondents answered "very friendly" or "somewhat friendly" on how they viewed their country's relations with Japan. This result indicates that Japan establishes a positive image in these countries.
  2. 70% of the respondents answered "very reliable" or "somewhat reliable" on how they rate Japan as a reliable country. This result indicates that Japan earns a reputation for reliability in these countries.
  3. 79% of the respondents answered that Japan has consistently followed the path of a peace-loving nation for the past 70 years since the end of the World War II.
  4. 73% of the respondents answered "very important role" or "somewhat important role" on to what extent Japan plays an important role in stabilization and growth of world economy. This result indicates that people in these countries appreciate Japan's contribution to world economy.
  5. 78% of the respondents answered "very valuable" or "somewhat valuable" on how they rate Japan's proactive contribution to maintaining world peace and stabilizing international order.
  6. With regard to what the respondents expect from Japan (multiple answers allowed), five most selected answers are:
    • transfer of techniques, science and technology for the improvement of their country's industrial technology (50%)
    • solution for global issues (development, environment, population, health, etc.) (46%)
    • import of good quality and low-priced products from Japan (45%)
    • contribution to the economic development through investment (39%)
    • increase of the number of Japanese tourists (39%)

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