The chart below is from France 24, quoting AFP (11/2/2012):
It is amusing to see these numbers and occasional chatter on Japanese Twitter praising how wonderful Mr. Obama is for America and Japan, while the same people are opposing the US presence in Japan and East Asia and vehemently against the TPP trade pact and hate Monsanto and GE.
I suppose they are saying President Obama is not in charge of anything that displeases the Japanese - i.e. he is not in charge of anything (therefore he can do no wrong), but purely a symbolic figure of "hope" and "change".
They may not know either that GE's CEO is Mr. Obama's job czar, and the former Monsanto VP and lobbyist is his food safety czar. If they do know, probably they don't believe.