April 14, 2015 – “Survey: 74% view past apologies to Asian neighbors as ‘appropriate'” (Asahi)

Asahi survey found:

-74% of respondents regard the statements issued on the 50th and 60th anniversaries of the end of World War II as “appropriate.”

-Those who replied that the expressions are “appropriate” represented the view of more than 70 percent of supporters of the Abe administration and the ruling LDP

-Of the 35% who agreed that “history education in Japan provides many negative interpretations of the nation’s role in war and is as a result masochistic,” 78% considered the past statements by the prime ministers as “appropriate.”