From China Daily:
A joint survey indicates both Chinese and Japanese people think the Sino-Japan relationship has improved significantly in the past year due to fruitful meetings of the two countries’ top leaders.
The China-Japan Joint Opinion Poll sponsored by China Daily and Genron NPO of Japan was issued in Tokyo on Monday as the fourth poll following previous surveys.
In the survey, 1,557 urban residents, 1,037 college students in China and 1,000 residents, 400 academics in Japan were surveyed simultaneously from late June to mid-July this year. Regarding the importance of the Sino-Japanese relationship, an overwhelming 92.6 percent of students and 86.6 percent of residents from China, and 97.5 percent Japanese intellects and 80.3 percent Japanese residents consider the Sino-Japan relationship “important” and “relatively important”.
When asked what they thought of the current Sino-Japanese relationship, 42.5 percent of Chinese students and 56 percent of Chinese residents said it was “good” or “relatively good”, up 34.3 percent and 31 percent respectively from last year, while in Japan they were up 6.5 percent and 28.8 percent respectively.