Thursday, May 31, 2007

It is good to be No. 2

Update Japan;world's 5th most peaceful nation
Anderson Analytics released a survey on brand recognition and country of origin among American college studentsviaMarmot

World Publics Think China Will Catch Up With the US—and That’s Okay

China and the US: Equally Distrusted

But this does not mean that people simply do not trust major powers. There is substantially more confidence in Japan, which is trusted to act responsibly in 10 out of 16 countries. On average the margin is slightly in favor of trusting Japan by 46 percent to 43 percent (11 percent do not answer).World Public Opinion/May 31st, 2007

It is good to be No.2

In contrast, the other great Asian economy—Japan—gets a considerably more positive reaction from world publics. Majorities or pluralities in 10 of the countries polled say that it can be trusted to act responsibly, led by Indonesia (76%), Australia (72%), the United States (71%) and the Philippines (67%). A majority of the French (59%) also trust Japan.

On the other hand, the United States is the only country out of eight asked where a majority believes that Japan takes its interests into account when making foreign policy decisions.

Majorities in six countries say Japan cannot be trusted, led by two countries invaded by Japan during World War II: South Korea (81%) and China (79%). The Peruvians (60%) are also leery of Japan as are Thais (60%), Argentines (52%) and Russians (51%).

Hey during World War II. South Korea was not invaded by Japan. Japan and South Korea invaded China, ....stupid!!.....
.....I thought Thais would be more in favor of Japan..... Why?

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