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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Japan is Headed For War!

At least that is what 45% of Japanese surveyed think is possible. Interesting survey which shows a definite increase in nationalistic feelings as more and more citizens hold their armed forces in higher esteem.

The survey found that 84.9 percent of the respondents held a positive image of the SDF--the highest figure recorded in such surveys.

In the 1972 survey, 58.9 percent had a positive image of the SDF.

The percentage of respondents with a negative image of the SDF was a record-low 10 percent in the latest survey.

Forty-five percent of the respondents said "there was a danger" of Japan becoming involved in war. In the 2003 survey, 43.2 percent of the respondents gave a similar response.
Most of those thinking they could go to war blame world tensions but more specifically, the problems with Korea. Interestingly, China is way down the list. Ah, Japan it is a changin...