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According to a 2016 joint China-Japan survey of attitudes of citizens of the two countries, 91% of Japanese reported having an "unfavorable attitude towards China." The main reason for this is the territorial dispute over the Senkaku Islands, and repeated Chinese incursions into what Japan considers its territory.
Similarly, 76% of Chinese poll respondents have a negative view of Japan. The main reason is a perceived lack of remorse over World War II. This result, however, marks the third year in a row of improvement - i.e., negative feelings toward Japan used to be even higher - which the pollsters attribute to the increased numbers of Chinese who have visited Japan in recent years.
The poll is conducted annually by Genron NPO.
Source: Asahi Shinbun
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