Connect to share and comment

Estimating time to evacuate after nuclear accident behind schedule

Efforts to estimate the time required to evacuate from within 30 kilometers of a nuclear power plant in the event of a major accident are behind schedule in half of the affected prefectures, according to a Kyodo News survey. Local governments lying within a 30-km radius of a nuclear power plant are supposed to estimate the length of time needed for residents to get to safe locations if an evacuation is ordered. They are supposed to use the estimates to pinpoint crossings where congestion is likely in order to coordinate evacuation routes.

Cabinet approval up to 56.9%: Kyodo poll

The approval rate for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to 56.9 percent, up 3.0 points from the previous survey a month ago, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday. The nationwide telephone survey, conducted over the weekend, also indicated 76.5 percent of the respondents have concerns over the future of the Japanese economy following the hike of the consumption tax rate to 8 percent from 5 percent on April 1.

Masuzoe keeps leading Hosokawa in Tokyo gubernatorial race: Kyodo poll

Former health minister Yoichi Masuzoe continues to lead the race to win the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election, the latest Kyodo News survey showed Sunday. Masuzoe, 65, an independent supported by the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition, remains ahead of former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa, 76, and Kenji Utsunomiya, 67, the former head of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, the survey showed. The same order of candidates was observed in the previous Kyodo poll released on Jan. 24. ==Kyodo

Masuzoe keeps leading Hosokawa in Tokyo gubernatorial race: Kyodo poll

Former health minister Yoichi Masuzoe continues to lead the race to win the Feb. 9 Tokyo gubernatorial election, the latest Kyodo News survey showed Sunday. Masuzoe, 65, an independent supported by the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition, remains ahead of former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa, 76, and Kenji Utsunomiya, 67, the former head of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, the survey showed. The same order of candidates was observed in the previous Kyodo poll released on Jan. 24. ==Kyodo

82% call for revision, abolition of secrecy law: Kyodo poll

About 82 percent of respondents in the latest Kyodo News survey call for the revision or abolition of the secrecy law, underscoring the public's strong opposition to the legislation, its outcome released Monday showed. In the nationwide telephone survey conducted Sunday and Monday, 82.3 percent of the respondents said they want the law, enacted Friday, to be revised or abolished, while 70.8 percent said they feel worried about the law.

Support for Abe Cabinet edges down to 68.0%: Kyodo poll

Support for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has edged down to 68.0 percent in the latest poll from 70.9 percent last month, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday. In a telephone survey conducted on Saturday and Sunday, 65.0 percent of respondents said they expect positive effects from "Abenomics," and the economic policies pursued by Abe to turn around Japan's deflation-battered economy, against 29 percent who replied they are not expecting much.

Kyodo News holds bureau opening ceremony in Myanmar

Kyodo News held a ceremony Thursday to mark the opening of its bureau in Yangon, Myanmar's commercial hub. The ceremony at the Chatrium Hotel was attended by Kyodo News President Satoshi Ishikawa, Japanese Ambassador Mikio Numata and some 100 other invited guests from Myanmar's government and political parties, Japanese companies and media organizations.
Syndicate content