Japanese want tougher stance towards China, North Korea: poll

Via Yahoo! News, from AFP: “A majority of Japanese want their government to get tougher with China and North Korea (news – web sites) as support for Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has dipped, an opinion poll showed.

Tension has been mounting between and its communist neighbors amid a row over North Korea’s abductions of Japanese citizens and a string of disputes with China.

The poll of 1,740 people by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun found 54 percent did not approve of the government’s China policy, nearly double the 28 percent who supported it.”

December 28, 2004, 11:58 AM
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