What is the reason behind Japanese strongly recommending Democratic candidate Barack Obama for the US Presidential post?
Asked by Srijith KP, 05 Nov '08 09:52 am
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Could be they feel by Obama's election , other racial minorites will also get a chance to get into the White House. The same reason why the Indian -Americans are supporting him.Answered by joyoti sen, 05 Nov '08 09:54 am
No idea Sir..........Answered by PMDhanya Nair, 05 Nov '08 04:59 pm
Can you vote for any general elections in Japan? No! So why should anyone care? Because if youre living in Japan, it has direct implications. Like it or not, the U.S. directly influences the conditions of the rest of the world, positively or negatively. So people in other countries have the right to an opinion. They dont, however, get the right to a vote.Answered by sunil matiyan, 05 Nov '08 09:59 am
According to a Gallup Poll conducted in Japan in June and July 2008, 55% of Japanese say they disapprove of the job performance of the leadership of the United States. When asked the same question about the leadership of other Western democracies -- the United Kingdom, Germany, and France -- more Japanese say they approve of these countries' leaderships than disapprove.Although diplomatic relations between the United States and Japan have remained stable, the Iraq war has proven unpopular among the Japanese public. A March 2003 poll in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper found three in five Japanese opposing the invasion, and Japanese public opinion has revealed an increasing skepticism about the United States' motives. A separate Gallup Poll conducted for Yomiuri Shimbun shows the change in attitudes after the U.S.-led invasion: In November 2002, five months before the war, more Japanese (49%) said they trusted the United States than did not (39%); by November 2003, this had reversed, with ...moreAnswered by Jack Johnson, 05 Nov '08 09:57 am