Structure of Attitude toward Nuclear Power Generation

  • Kiyoshi Karube
  • Chikio Hayashi
  • Shinichi Morikawa
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


How does the Japanese general public respond to the planned future progress of nuclear power generation? Research and surveys on the Japanese national character, which have been carried out in Japan for over 40 years, confirm that despite considerable change, the “core” of the Japanese national character continues to be firmly preserved. What consideration, therefore, should be given to such national character in connection with nuclear power generation, when nuclear power generation is expected to continue in future, and even higher-level developments in nuclear power technology are likely to be pursued, both quantitatively and qualitatively?

In the present research project, data gathered via opinion survey are analyzed to elucidate how Japanese general public attitudes toward nuclear power generation, whether favorable or unfavorable, and the Japanese national character, which governs various aspects of societal life, are interrelated within an attitude space, and how subjects can be classified and divided therein.


Attitude Space Atomic Bomb Radioactive Contamination Opinion Survey Item Category 
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  1. Hayashi, C. and Morikawa, S. (1995) National Character and Communication. INSS Report May, 1995Google Scholar

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© Springer Japan 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiyoshi Karube
    • 1
  • Chikio Hayashi
    • 2
  • Shinichi Morikawa
    • 3
  1. 1.Teikyo UniversityHachiohji Tokyo 192-03Japan
  2. 2.Institute of Statitical MathematicsMinato-ku Tokyo 106Japan
  3. 3.Institute of Nuclear Safety SystemSenka-cho, Soraku-gun Kyoto 619-02Japan

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