According to a global survey conducted by the BBC, Japan is now regarded as the nation with the most positive influence on the world, and China is now regarded as a more positive (and less negative) influence even than the US.

Japan is now globally viewed as having the “most positive” influence on the world, having just edged out Germany.

Canada and the UK follow in third and fourth place, but the sharp rise of China’s popularity has seen it now viewed as not a more positive influence than both the USA and EU, but a less negative one than the US as well.

Unsurprisingly, the most negatively viewed states continued to be such international pariahs as Iran, Pakistan, North Korea, Russia and Israel – an interesting mix if ever there were one.

The poll, this time based on random telephone surveys of 24,090 people in 22 countries taken at the end of 2011, has been carried out at the behest of the BBC for several years now:



Those wondering about how China secured its popularity need look no further than its notoriously generous provision of arms and infrastructure to some of the world’s more unsavoury regimes, whom the BBC naturally chose to include in this unweighted survey:


Meanwhile, the USA is reviled by tyrannical dictatorships the world over:


North Korea provides an admirable study in how to annoy people:


Aside from its neighbours (and, oddly, itself), seemingly everybody loves – or at least does not hate too badly – the influence of Japan:


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    Avatar of Joshi Chugakusei
    Comment by Joshi Chugakusei
    03:18 12/05/2012 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    So Japan is now the country seen to have the most Positive influence in the world. I am suddenly feeling very hopeful about the future of Lolicon in the world!

    New Slogan - Positive Lolicon!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:33 12/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    That is exactly was I was thinking. Same thing for anime/manga otaku. Sure we're creepy, socially awkward, have weird fetishes and all but at least we take it easy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:00 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The only otakus that are actually creepy, are the fujoshi's.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 16/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yawn! Fake drawings. Big deal

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:03 13/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Liking illustrations of underage girls < liking illustrations of two men having sex - by any creepiness factor.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:59 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Figure bukkake contributed to the title of most positive influence.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:02 13/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Sure we're creepy, socially awkward, have weird fetishes and all but at least we take it easy.

    I see what you did there.

    Comment by Anonymous

    ... Depends. The problematic otaku are the ones that take drastic actions to be hardcore fans.

    You know...

    Yeah. Those types.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:32 12/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    so you like used goods? that's disgusting.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Don't try swaying these sad minds. It'll get you nowhere..

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:19 12/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    or posiloli for short

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:07 13/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


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    Comment by ArrowInTheKnee

    Pololi sounds better though... *licks*

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    Comment by Sly
    03:40 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    to influence the world ...It's just MOE

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    Comment by ArrowInTheKnee
    13:52 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    and don't forget Miku...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    11:47 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Loli probably has as much influence to those clueless people as Ishihara. To them, Japan is the land where small cars and electronic gimmicks come from. Thus, these results...

    In Japan, overwhelming majority consider otaku outcasts unworthy of human respect. While in China, anime is considered a respectable niche hobby, seen with curiosity and not ridicule.

    Ironically, some of the so called "free countries" like US, Canada, and Australia are where you can get thrown in jail for having loli material that harmed no one. China, on the other hand, bans all live porn, yet specifically allows any "simulated porn" where no human model was used in their making. The idea is that porn victimizes women during their production, same as prostitution, even if they're adults. Drawn pictures/CG harmed no one. No victim, no crime.

    Sankaku users seem to love to hate the one country that don't treat them like crap. Goes to show you, who people like don't necessarily reflect who likes them...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:07 13/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's SanCom, whut you gonna do? :/

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:21 13/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan is messed up, they do what we need, and nobody needs love from them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:16 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And BTW anime is a niche hobby everywhere except for Japan. In this respect China is just normal, not outstanding.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:13 14/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @08:12 other messed up places do nothing remarkable

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:12 13/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's a LOT more places in this world far, FAR more messed up. And your comment makes no fucking sense.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The problem is that women are sexual beings as well, and also wish to and honestly need to explore their sexual desires. Not all porography is subjugation of women, in fact a relative small amount is. It's a good sentiment that porn not involve the subjugation of women, but anyone with a brain understands that banning it in order to stop it stifles creativity and sexuality which is inevitably going to backfire.

    It is far more healthy for both men AND women to explore their 'darker' side for lack of a better word. It's when you ignore and shun your more base desires that they start to consume you. Pornography that allows for mental roleplay is not some evil beset upon us by evil people. It is exploration. You play videogames and shoot people for the exact same reason.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:55 13/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh police, you don't think that will actually happen do you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:56 17/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder why no one pointed out how high china's positive outlook on itself is :/
    Also Nigeria and japan? Bit lost on the connection

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 15/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too bad loli is illegal in Canada

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 15/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those Amerikunts sure love to fail in life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:19 13/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think a better slogan would be don't trust over 13 hahah

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    Comment by Senjou
    02:49 13/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I am suddenly feeling very hopeful about the future of Lolicon in the world!"

    Okay, you are being a tad too optimistic.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Also notice that Germany have a CP underground industry and that Japan is known for their cute and underaged characters. Marxist were wrong governments don't evolve into Communism they evolve into Loliconism!

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    Comment by Kiljoy616
    08:09 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Lets see:

    All hail Lolicon vs

    All hail predator drone and collateral damage.

    Sure no wonder we are not exactly the most fun country people think about when they look at the sky.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:02 12/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    That's it Combine Predator Drones with lolis, and collateral damage could be viewed as clumsily moe. US should hire me to do PR.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Predator lolis as in the games/movie Predator ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:18 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Predator lolis or loli drones?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:14 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Take a look at what the Pashtuns in Waziristan thinks, they're all for it, it's the rest of Pakistan that objects to it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:27 12/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Depends on your definition of "fun". Mine actually includes predator drones and collateral damage. And thus I (European) prefer America over Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 13/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's the complete opposite for me, pal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:22 12/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Yay! Banzai Nihon!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:11 12/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    unfortunately most lolicon are fat bald ugly old white trash

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:01 12/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    @07:11 Is that what you see in the mirror, bro?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:16 12/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    >white trash


    Comment by Anonymous

    Im a lolicon and im not fat and ugly

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    20:58 then you're probably white. asian genetics prevents most asians from being fat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:02 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Occasionally a lolicon but not fat and ugly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:21 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Oh WOW.

    You have no idea what you are talking about do you...

    Comment by Anonymous

    ^ I'm a lolicon and I'm fat n ugly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:15 12/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    08:43 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    14:33 12/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    13:41 is a pasty white person who desperately wishes he was born east Asian and therefore comes to this site everyday to fulfill his fantasies CONFIRMED

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:00 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's Sankaku: Not a place where people with the same interests chill with each other but hate each other...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:04 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like it how simply retarded amerifags are :). This comes from an european point of view so answer this and you will see your own stupidity: "Y U HATIN DEM YELLOW MONKEYS IF U WORSHIP THEIR PRODUCTS?"

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:41 12/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    How's that 50 cent per post treating you? Gotta earn a living bitching on the net somehow right yellow monkey?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:43 12/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    No. this is wrong. Japan is seen as the country with the most influence that is positive. the headline was made to sound the most grammatically correct and to catch your attention. there's a big difference.

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    Comment by WPE
    12:42 12/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    never gonna happen homeboy

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