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65% of Japanese oppose war

A new poll shows that 65 percent of Japanese are opposed to the US-led war against Iraq and 70 percent voice concern that it could last longer than a month.

The poll by the leading daily Asahi Shimbun found 53 percent of respondents were against Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's support for the war.
31/03/2003 12:29:00 | ABC Radio Australia News
 http://www.abc.net.au/ra/newstories/RANewsStories_820462.htm

Japanese public opinion in anti-war swing

A new poll shows that 65 percent of Japanese are opposed to the US-led war against Iraq and 70 percent voice concern that it could last longer than a month.

The poll by the leading daily Asahi Shimbun found 53 percent of respondents were against Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's support for the war.

In a previous Asahi survey immediately after the war began, 59 percent of Japanese were opposed to the US military attack against Iraq.

The Asahi took the latest survey during the weekend by calling some 3,615 households and received a 57 percent response.

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