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From kimono to keitai; research Japanese facts and figures through translated opinion polls and surveys.
14 Apr
With Takarazuka Theatre celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, goo Ranking took a look at surprising unwritten rules of Takarazuka fan clubs and the stereotypical behaviour of Takrazuka fans. Demographics The survey was conducted from the 22nd to the 24th of February 2014, and 1,141 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score […]
31 Mar
A fun survey today from goo Ranking, a look at what men think women should be able to cope with decreasing. There was no female equivalent, but I’ll try to bring it to you if I see it. Demographics The survey was conducted from the 27th to 30th of January 2014, and 1,141 people completed […]
24 Mar
Sorry for being away for a couple of weeks, but I’ve been busy at work and unable to dedicate enough time to translation here. However, I’m back with goo Ranking looking at forgivably-cute self-centred things one’s girlfriend says. Demographics The survey was conducted from the 27th to the 30th of January 2014, and 1,141 people […]
10 Mar
goo Ranking recently published a survey looking at which bad table manners in other people just cannot stand. Demographics The survey was conducted from the 24th to the 27th of December 2013, and 1,076 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for […]
7 Mar
japan.internet.com recently reported on a survey conducted by goo Research into two factor authentication, a security method that usually consists of a web site sending you an access code to your registered mobile phone when you try to log onto their services. Google also provide an Android application that generates the access codes locally. Demographics […]
6 Mar
Nifty Research recently took a look at crime prevention. Demographics Between the 14th and 20th of February 2014 4,833 members of the Nifty monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No detailed demographic information was provided. I’ve not experienced any crime here in Japan (except getting a parking ticket once…), and I don’t take any […]
1 Mar
goo Research recently conducted a survey, reported on by japan.internet.com, into electronic versions of physical newspapers. Demographics Between the 13th and 18th of February 2014 1,075 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.7% of the sample were male, 13.7% in their teens, 15.6% in their twenties, 21.0% in […]
27 Feb
For their report on goo Research’s fourth regular survey into electronic money, japan.internet.com took a look at an interesting aspect, the potential for discounted rail fares when using electronic cash. Demographics Between the 10th and 12th of February 2014 1,078 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 58.5% of […]
24 Feb
Today’s survey from goo Ranking is a look at what words from a girlfriend would pour cold water on a boyfriend’s thoughts of marriage. For this survey, I have translated in the first person, although the question wording was obviously in the third person. There was no equivalent female survey reported yet. Demographics The survey […]
22 Feb
Japan is still very much a smoker’s paradise despite being outnumbered by non-smokers, as this survey from Nifty into smoking revealed. Demographics Between the 24th and 30th of January 2014 5,098 members of the Nifty monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given. You can even get tobacco tea from a […]
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