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Does Humanitarian Aid Improve USís Image? (85% Japanese gave US positive ratings.)
Pew Reserch Center ^ | March 6, 2012 | Richard Wike

Posted on 03/11/2012 12:01:26 AM PST by derfel

Nearly a year ago, as Japan struggled with the devastation wrought by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the United States military launched “Operation Tomodachi,” a major humanitarian aid mission, to help the Japanese government respond to the crisis. The effort made a strong impression on the Japanese people – ratings for the U.S. reached sky-high levels following the American mission.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aid; indonesian; japan; pakistan
One follow-up; The reason of 2008's relatively negative views on U.S in Japan is due to the removal from terror list of N.Korea.
1 posted on 03/11/2012 12:01:28 AM PST by derfel
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To: derfel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS-sWdAQsYg

“Thank You” from Japan.


2 posted on 03/11/2012 12:03:56 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: 21twelve

More Lies.
The majority of Nations We give foriegn Aid to Treat us like Trash, Mock us, and Vote against us at the UN.
I say we cut them all off of this Waste of Tax Payer Money.


3 posted on 03/11/2012 12:06:38 AM PST by LtKerst
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To: LtKerst

Completely agree. Aiding countries following natural disasters (like Japan, for example, cited here).....absolutely. Otherwise, fuhgedaboutit.


4 posted on 03/11/2012 1:05:03 AM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: LtKerst

I think it really depends on the type of aid. Aid after major disasters is helpful. Ordinary aid that you give to a nation every year do not buy you any good will in that nation because most don’t even know where the aid is coming from


5 posted on 03/11/2012 1:14:04 AM PST by 4rcane
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the tsunami in Japan effected most of the country. It was a MAJOR disaster. Everyone was pretty much effected by it. The disaster in Indonesia only effected a small part of the country and most of the population in the area that US helped out were wiped out


6 posted on 03/11/2012 1:19:04 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: 21twelve

Thank you! That’s very moving clip.


7 posted on 03/11/2012 1:24:39 AM PST by derfel
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To: derfel

All this shows is that we need to be selective on who we give money to.


8 posted on 03/11/2012 3:30:55 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: derfel

It is important to note that the fundamental view of the US was positive. Operation Tomodachi and other efforts built on that.


9 posted on 03/11/2012 4:37:26 AM PDT by Actually_in_Tokyo (ahead of the game)
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To: derfel

It is important to note that the fundamental view of the US was positive. Operation Tomodachi and other efforts built on that.


10 posted on 03/11/2012 4:44:49 AM PDT by Actually_in_Tokyo (ahead of the game)
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To: derfel
85% Japanese gave US positive ratings

That's probably higher than we'd give ourselves.

11 posted on 03/11/2012 4:54:01 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: HarleyD

I totally agree with you.”Views of U.S in Pakistan” in article tells it all.


12 posted on 03/11/2012 5:44:02 AM PDT by derfel
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To: Actually_in_Tokyo

Completely agree.I think Japan is one of the most, if not most, pro-USA country.


13 posted on 03/11/2012 5:44:14 AM PDT by derfel
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“That’s probably higher than we’d give ourselves.”

Yup Japan and India have a more favorable view of the nUS than any other country and definitely more so than the American left.


14 posted on 03/11/2012 6:02:01 AM PDT by chuckee
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"Thank you! That’s very moving clip."

Does crying count as "being very moved"?? 'Cause I started about 1/3 of the way into it.

15 posted on 03/11/2012 6:24:19 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: LtKerst
More Lies. The majority of Nations We give foriegn Aid to Treat us like Trash, Mock us, and Vote against us at the UN. I say we cut them all off of this Waste of Tax Payer Money.

Yep - they don't even pretend to like us when asking for demanding aid. Yet we lkeep giving it to them. No wonder so many 30 year old "kids" still live at home....

16 posted on 03/11/2012 6:51:20 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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