1997 年 12 巻 p. 41-58,292
Attitudes toward foreign countries seems to be shaped by three main factors: respect for Western cultures, cold war mentality and geographical location. From the beginning to the end respect for Western cultures is of most importance. Throughout Cold War period, cold war mentality had a powerful relationship with attitudes toward foreign countries, but its power was declining in the last decade of Cold War period. We suggested that after Cold War was over geographical location, Far East Asia for instance, has replaced Cold War mentality. On the bases of data from The Jiji Survey conducted monthly since 1960, this article attempts to show the changing process of Japanese attitudes toward foreign countries.