1st - safety (17.8%); 2nd - history/tradition (17.3%); 3rd - culture/art (14.7%). People regard Japan as a safer country than other foreign countries.
Majority answered guns to be dangerous weapons (53.9%). However, teenagers occupied the largest number (41%) out of the respondents who answered guns are cool (3.5%).
Majority answered gun crimes are increasing (82.6%).
"Yes, but there is no way of prevention (79.9%)" shows very close percentage to the answer in Q3 "I think gun crimes are increasing." This result clearly shows the anxiety of Japanese people about the increasing number of gun crimes. It also shows that people are anxious and do not know what to do to protect themselves from gun crimes.
Majority responded they want neither to hold nor to shoot a gun (51.4%). 48.6% people responded they want either to hold or to try shooting a gun. One third responded they do not want to hold a gun but want to try shooting it (37.1%), showing they have a desire to try shooting it regardless of age.
1st - No, do not permit it in the future either (55.5%); 2nd - Permitted if one reports it (29.7%); 3rd - Not permitted even if one reports it (12.7%); 4th - "Not permitted but want permission from now on (2.0%)."
In Japan, both owning guns and importing guns are forbidden!