Welcome to EastBound88.com!

Heading toward to the East

To start the journey, please log in and start posting!

Member Login

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

  • Or
  • Forgotten password? Help!

  • cute vietnamese mod getting married!!

    S/N is getting married!!! announcements to her wedding party... read on

    dramhunter favorite animals

    read on

    local gunfight shoot out

    local gunfight shoot out read on

    DORAEMON is back in EB!!!!

    DORAEMON is back in EB!!!! welcome back DORA!!!!! say your shout outs to dora!! read on

    EB is under construction

    EB is under construction EB is under construction..''TESTING & LEARNING STAGE''.. read on

    EB is under new management

    EB is under new management read on

    olive juice is free !!!

    you're stalker is gone forever!!!... you can finally come back to EB. read on
  • 50% of Japanese respondents consider ties with U.S. to be positive

    The Yomiuri Shimbun
    February 16, 2013

    Fifty percent of Japanese respondents to a recent opinion poll consider Japan-U.S. relations "good" or "very good," an increase from the 35 percent who said so in the previous poll taken in November and December 2011.

    Only 27 percent said the bilateral ties are "poor" or "very poor," down from 41 percent in the previous joint poll conducted by The Yomiuri Shimbun and Gallup.

    This marks the first time the number of respondents with a positive impression of Japan-U.S. relations has exceeded that of people with negative impressions since 2009, when the Democratic Party of Japan came into power.

    In the United States, 52 percent said relations between the United States and Japan at present are "good" or "very good," unchanged from the previous poll.

    In Japan, 74 percent of respondents support the policy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet aimed at strengthening the Japan-U.S. alliance.

    The improved view among Japanese regarding the bilateral ties is apparently due to the Liberal Democratic Party's regaining power and the ongoing standoff between Japan and China over the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture.

    The joint opinion poll was conducted in late January in Japan and the United States, before the announcements that a Chinese Navy ship had locked fire-control radar onto a Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer and a nuclear test had been conducted by North Korea.

    Additionally, the percentage of Japanese respondents who consider Japan-China ties to be "poor" or "very poor" increased from 61 percent in the previous survey to 85 percent, the highest figure since 2000, when interviews by telephone were first conducted.

    Eighty-eight percent of Japanese respondents said they trust China "not very much" or "not at all," up from the previous survey at 85 percent and marking the highest figure since the poll incorporated the question in 2004.

    The percentage of U.S. respondents who said they trust China "not very much" or "not at all" decreased by one percentage point to 63 percent.

    Concerning the row between Japan and China over the Senkaku Islands, 82 percent of Japanese said Japan and the United States should cooperate in coordinating a response to China. In the United States, 57 percent said the same.

    In a multiple choice question regarding North Korea, when asked which issues Japan and the United States should work together on, 93 percent of Japanese and 91 percent of U.S. respondents chose "Getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program."

    Asked which countries or regions they think could become a military threat to their home country, China topped the list at 79 percent in Japan for the first time, followed by North Korea at 77 percent. Multiple answers were allowed.

    On the same question in the previous survey, North Korea led responses with 84 percent, followed by China at 80 percent.

    Concerning the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade negotiations, the percentage of respondents who believe Japan should join the discussions exceeded that of those who do not think so in both Japan and the United States, with 49 percent agreeing in Japan and 71 percent in the United States.

    The telephone survey was conducted from Jan. 25 to Jan. 28 in Japan and from Jan. 21 to Jan. 27 in the United States, with 1,001 eligible voters in Japan and 1,005 eligible U.S. voters giving valid answers.


About Us

    "EastBound88.com is your premier portal for news and discussion on Asian traditions, contemporary culture, history and politics. Catch up on current events, chat with friends, watch a movie, have a serious debate or hang out in the arcade! Thank you for visiting and enjoy your stay."

Quick Links

Follow Us on