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From kimono to keitai; research Japanese facts and figures through translated opinion polls and surveys.
21 Jul
I’m back with more nonsense from goo Ranking, taking a look at the most horrible drunken incidents they have experienced. Demographics Between the 27th and 30th of June 2014, 500 members of not the goo Research monitor group, but instead a company named iBridge, more specifically their Research Plus monitor group, completed a private internet-based […]
22 Jun
goo Ranking recently published a survey looking at what internet-based actions by other people might be considered bad behaviour. Demographics The survey was conducted between the 26th and 28th of March 2014, and 1,088 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. I have finally found where they hid the demographic information, so I can also inform […]
16 Jun
goo Ranking took a look at big breasts, specifically the problems with them. Demographics The survey was conducted between the 26th and 28th of March 2014, and 1,048 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of […]
15 Jun
With Japan about to kick-off their World Cup tournament playing Cote D’Ivoire in just over seven hours time, I just have time to squeeze in this survey from @nifty looking at people’s expectations for the World Cup. Demographics Between the 30th of May and the 5th of June 2014 4,694 members of the @nifty service […]
9 Jun
goo Ranking had another fun survey, this time looking at what dodgy link topics on SNS’s people end up clicking on. Demographics The survey was conducted between the 26th and 28th of March 2014, and 1,048 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of […]
5 Jun
One thing that I still can’t quite get used to in Japan is that despite most people being fashion-conscious, a similar amount seem to be iron-oblivious, with mildly-wrinkled clothes not being an unusual sight on both males and females. Therefore, when I found this survey from Happy Note, a parent-oriented child-rearing support site, looking at […]
2 Jun
I’ve translated a number of surveys about what makes Japanese people want to run a mile, but here we have a survey about words or actions of friends that make you want to run perhaps just a couple of hundred feet. Demographics The survey was conducted over the 3rd and 4th of March 2014, and […]
26 May
goo Rankings took a look at moments on the train or the station that make people think “It’s just not my day!”. Demographics The survey was conducted over the 3rd and 4th of March 2014, and 1,067 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number […]
13 May
A recent survey by Dip, conducted to promote their anime holy ground (seichi) site, looked at otaku (geek, hard-core fan)-related matters Demographics There were actually two surveys conducted. The first had a sample of 1,843 men and women aged from their teens to 49 years old, and the second involved a subset of 335 people […]
5 May
Unlike the similarly-titled better-known book, these are habits you do not want to pick up! An oyaji is a middle-aged man, usually a derogatory term for the kind of middle-aged guy who has the various habits listed below. This survey was by goo Research, and a more correct title translation would be what oyaji habits […]
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