"The World and Japan in the COVID-19 Crisis" July, 2020

July 28, 2020

From late June to early July, The Genron NPO has conducted the online expert survey how they view the government's response to the outbreak and other key measures to the COVID-19 crisis based on their experiences and observations in half year pandemic time.
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Key Findings

The Japanese government's emergency response

Regarding the Japanese government's crisis management in the COVID-19 pandemic, 65.8% (those who rated as 'not very good' and 'poor') has poorly evaluated the government response, which is much greater than 28.2% (those who rated as 'excellent' and 'good') who see the government's response positively.

How would you rate the Japanese government's crisis management response in the COVID-19 pandemic? (Single answer)


Confidence in the Japanese government

The most commonly selected answer was 'less trust' in the government after the COVID-19. At the same time, about one-third of the surveyed participants, 28.9%, answered that there was 'no change.'

Is there any change in your confidence in the Japanese government? (Single selection)


The Future of International Cooperation

Based on the observations of how the world responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hard to say that the world is working together under the international cooperation regime.
33.6% of the experts selected that 'The idea of international cooperation continues to be the foundational principle to resolve challenges,' and it was the most common response.

What is your idea of the future of international cooperation? (Single selection)


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