Recently the Mainichi News on-live reported the following:
Based on the "opinion poll on diplomacy" which the Cabinet Office released on the 3rd, there was a 2.1 points increase in the reply which supposed that there was a "feeling an affinity" with the US compared to the previous investigation last year, and had reached 82.0%. It was being the highest since the investigation was started in 1978. "Not feeling an affinity" was at 15.5% which was the lowest ever, with a 2.9 points decrease.
The survey was conducted from September to October. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlighted "Didn't people have good will to the self-sacrificing support, such as "Operation Tomodachi" etc. which the U.S. Forces had carried out in response to the East Japan great earthquake?" It was analyzed that the unprecedented catastrophic disaster had strengthened the connection between Japan and the U.S.
3000 adult men and women all over the country were objects of this survey, and the recovery rate was 63.7%.
I see it as a public relation success for the US.