Attitudes Toward Foreign Policy in Osaka and Izumo, Japan, 1957 (ICPSR 7071)

Published: Jun 19, 2009

Principal Investigator(s):
Douglas Mendel

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This study was conducted in 1957 in the cities of Osaka and Izumo, Japan. The respondents' opinions of Japan's national security were explored through questions eliciting views on the strength of and the need for security defense forces, Japan's rearmament, and the possible revision of the Japanese constitution to establish an army, navy, and air force. Japanese foreign policy was investigated, primarily with respect to relations with the United States, Korea, and China. Questions about United States-Japanese relations focused on the presence of United States military bases in Japan and on the return of Okinawa to Japan. Recognition of Communist China was another topic probed in the study, as was the Japanese government's policy toward the Republic of Korea. The survey also investigated respondents' political behavior and attitudes, including voting behavior, party support, and political efficacy. Demographic data include age, sex, education, and occupation.

Mendel, Douglas. Attitudes Toward Foreign Policy in Osaka and Izumo, Japan, 1957. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-06-19.

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The populations of Osaka and Izumo, Japan, ages 20 and older.

personal interviews

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2009-06-19 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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