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TABLE-Japan firms want Tokyo Olympics to go ahead but with limits on spectators

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TOKYO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Over two-thirds of Japanese firms want the Tokyo Olympics to go ahead next summer albeit with a limited number of spectators attending, a Reuters poll found. Most saw a limited boost to the economy. Below are the questions and answers in the poll conducted for Reuters by Nikkei Research from Oct. 26 through Nov. 4. Answers are denoted in percentages. The poll and reply totals are in absolute terms. 1. Will the outcome of the U.S. presidential election change your business strategies in the United States and China? Yes No Polled Replied All 19% 81% 485 228 Manufacturers 27% 73% 248 124 Non-manufacturers 10% 90% 237 104 2. If you answered yes to Q1, how will it change your direct investment in the United States if Trump wins? (Pick one) Increase Decrease No change Polled Replied All 24% 10% 67% 485 42 Manufacturers 25% 9% 66% 248 32 Non-manufacturers 20% 10% 70% 237 10 3. If you answered yes to Q1, how will it change your direct investment in China if Trump wins? (Pick one) Increase Decrease No change Polled Replied All 2% 24% 74% 485 42 Manufacturers 3% 25% 72% 248 32 Non-manufacturers 0% 20% 80% 237 10 4. If you answered yes to Q1, how will it change your direct investment in the United States if Biden wins? (Pick one) Increase Decrease No change Polled Replied All 14% 9% 77% 485 43 Manufacturers 12% 12% 76% 248 33 Non-manufacturers 20% 0% 80% 237 10 5. If you answered yes in Q1, how will it change your direct investment in China if Biden wins? (Pick one) Increase Decrease No change Polled Replied All 16% 7% 77% 485 43 Manufacturers 18% 9% 73% 248 33 Non-manufacturers 10% 0% 90% 237 10 6. In the wake of tighter U.S. regulations against China, do you need to review your business in China and procurement channels? Yes No Polled Replied All 10% 90% 485 227 Manufacturers 15% 85% 248 123 Non-manufacturers 4% 96% 237 104 7. If you answered yes in Q6, how much progress have you made in reviewing them? (Pick one) Already done Proceeding now Plan to consider Polled Replied All 0% 77% 23% 485 22 Manufacturers 0% 78% 22% 248 18 Non-manufacturers 0% 75% 25% 237 4 8. Are you considering raising funds such as working capital in the latter half of this fiscal year? Yes No Polled Replied All 15% 85% 485 225 Manufacturers 13% 87% 248 124 Non-manufacturers 17% 83% 237 101 9. If you answered yes in Q8, what kind of fund raising are you considering? (Pick as many as you want) Bank Investment Subordinated Corporate Public Third-part Others Polled Replied borrowing and loan from loans bond offering y state-backed issuance of shares allocation financial of shares institutions All 88% 9% 6% 12% 3% 0% 9% 485 33 Manufacturers 75% 6% 6% 0% 6% 0% 13% 248 16 Non-manufacturers 100% 12% 6% 24% 0% 0% 6% 237 17 10. What do you think of Japan's plan to host the Olympics next year after a one year delay due to the COVID-19 outbreak? Should be held Should be cancelled Polled Replied All 68% 32% 485 217 Manufacturers 66% 34% 248 120 Non-manufacturers 70% 30% 237 97 11. If Japan hosts the Olympics next year, what would be the most desirable way to make it happen? (Pick one) To be held as To be held with To be held To be held with Polled Replied originally certain limits with no a reduction in planned on spectators spectators the number of events All 10% 76% 12% 3% 485 221 Manufacturers 5% 76% 14% 5% 248 122 Non-manufacturers 15% 75% 9% 1% 237 99 12. What are your expectations for the Olympics to boost the economy? (Pick one) To give a To give a Not much of a Would weigh on Polled Replied big boost limited boost boost economy All 11% 67% 20% 2% 485 225 Manufacturers 9% 68% 20% 3% 248 123 Non-manufacturers 14% 66% 20% 1% 237 102 (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)