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Japan’s summer not liked by almost two-thirds

What Japan Thinks - Čt, 07/20/2017 - 16:57
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@nifty recently reported on a survey into summer.

Japan’s summer is far too hot and quite humid, interrupted by far too windy and extremely humid typhoons, so I quite understand why it doesn’t seem that popular here.

I don’t take any particular measures against mosquitoes; bites irritate me and the area swells up quite a bit, but it’s just too much bother for rather little effect, in my opinion. I’ve also once had nasty heatstroke that caused me to sweat about three litres-worth once I retired to an air-conditioned room to rest.

The seventh question was about which musicians or celebs suit summer; most of the names mean little to me, but number two was Keisuke Kuwata, who brings on a summer mood as soon as I hear any of his music. Here’s a currently-showing advert for Hawaii:

Research results Q1: Do you like summer? (Sample size=2,656) Love it!
7.0%
Like it
27.3%
It’s OK
41.1%
Dislike it
18.9%
Hate it!
5.8%
Q2: What do you like about summer? (Sample size=2,656, multiple answer)  
Male
Female
Days are long
46.9%
45.7%
Can wear light clothing
42.1%
34.0%
Washing soon dries
30.1%
61.0%
Beer is lovely
35.2%
12.5%
Feel brighter
26.0%
21.1%
Summer festivals, fireworks
21.6%
16.3%
Food is delicious
14.6%
11.9%
Have summer holidays, long break
12.0%
9.5%
Hot temperatures
12.2%
8.7%
Barbecue, other outdoor events
10.4%
3.2%
Can swim in sea, pool
9.1%
5.4%
Can visit mountains, go camping
8.3%
1.8%
Lots of sporting events
8.0%
3.0%
Can wear yukata
1.1%
1.8%
Other
1.5%
2.6%
Nothing in particular
18.0%
18.9%
Q3: What do you dislike about summer? (Sample size=2,656, multiple answer)  
Male
Female
Hot temperatures
69.4%
75.1%
High humidity
67.7%
73.8%
Difficult to sleep
61.0%
62.4%
Lots of insects, bites
56.4%
67.4%
I sweat
52.7%
60.6%
Possibility of heatstroke, sunburn
28.6%
32.4%
Tire easily, feel lethargic
24.1%
35.0%
I burn
19.0%
52.7%
Other people smell of sweat
18.1%
32.2%
Electricity usage increases
18.4%
23.1%
Temperature difference between indoor and outdoor is severe
13.3%
26.0%
Loss of appetite
9.2%
8.0%
Light clothing reveals too much
4.2%
19.5%
Make-up runs
0.5%
25.6%
Other
1.2%
2.8%
Nothing in particular
4.1%
1.0%
Q4: What do you do to prevent getting bitten by mosquitoes? (Sample size=2,656, multiple answer)  
Male
Female
Apply bug-repellant spray
37.6%
46.9%
Place bug repellant in rooms
26.8%
31.2%
Don’t expose too much skin
21.8%
40.0%
Use a mosquito coil in rooms
24.2%
23.1%
Don’t allow water to pool around the house
19.1%
28.2%
Spray walls, window screens, etc with bug repellant
14.4%
16.9%
Use an electric fan in rooms
14.0%
14.5%
Spray room with bug repellant
12.2%
15.5%
Avoid going outside
9.8%
13.3%
Don’t go close to water when outside
4.9%
11.5%
Avoid wearing dark clothes
3.3%
4.2%
Eat food that raises body temperature
0.9%
1.6%
Other
3.0%
5.2%
Nothing in particular, don’t mind bites
17.2%
7.4%
Don’t get bitten
3.1%
2.4%
Q5: What do you do to prevent sunburn? (Sample size=2,656, multiple answer) Rank
Male
Percentage
Female
Percentage
1
Wear a hat
31.7%
Use a parasol
54.5%
2
Avoid direct sunlight
19.5%
Apply sun cream before going out
53.1%
3
Wear sunglasses
17.6%
Avoid direct sunlight
50.9%
4
Don’t expose too much skin
15.0%
Wear a hat
49.3%
5
Apply sun cream before going out
14.4%
Don’t expose too much skin
44.9%
6
Avoid going out during the day
13.9%
Avoid going out during the day
26.4%
7
Eat highly nutritious food
4.7%
Wear sunglasses
22.1%
Q6: What do you do to prevent heatstroke? (Sample size=2,656, multiple answer) Steadily drink water
80.4%
Wear a hat
33.6%
Carry a towel, handkerchief
29.0%
Avoid direct sunlight
27.3%
Wear cool clothes
24.8%
Avoid going out during the day
24%
Be sure to get enough salt
21%
Keep rooms cool
20%
Get enough sleep
19%
Carry a fan
15%
Use a parasol
9%
Carry cooling items
8%
Prepare emergency contact details
2%
Other
0%
Nothing in particular
8%
Demographics

Between the 23rd and 29th of June 2017 2,656 members of the @nifty monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

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Majority of Japanese kids have dinner without father

What Japan Thinks - Út, 07/18/2017 - 17:09
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The free infant care magazine miku recently published a survey titled preventing second-hand smoke, although most of the survey was actually about mealtimes.

This summer I’d be in the “other” category for breakfast. I’m usually toast in winter, cereal in summer, but this year I’m on energy bars.

Here’s a typical traditional Japanese breakfast, although this typical of what is served at traditional inns; I don’t know how many of the 40% who eat rice-centric breakfasts actually eat something as grand as this:

Research results Q1: What usually is the main dish at breakfast? (Sample size=1,209) Bread
46.7%
Rice
40.1%
Cereal
4.8%
Yoghurt
2.8%
Skip breakfast
2.5%
Fruit
1.9%
Sweets
0.2%
Other
0.9%
Q2: Do you usually have breakfast as a family? (Sample size=1,209) No, separately
43.0%
Yes, all together
39.9%
No, only children together
8.4%
N/A, single parent
1.3%
Other
7.4%
Q3: Do you usually have your evening meal as a family? (Sample size=1,209) Father is always late, so eat without him
52.9%
Usually all the family
40.6%
Children eat together as one parent is usually late
1.2%
Mother is always late, so eat without her
0.7%
Both parents are always late, so eat with grandparents
0.4%
N/A, single parent
2.1%
Other
2.2%
Q4: Who usually prepares meals? (Sample size=1,209) Mother
90.1%
Not fixed, whoever is free
3.2%
Live-in grandparents
2.5%
Father
2.3%
Have schedule
1.3%
Other
0.6%
Q5: What do you use when preparing meals? (Sample size=1,209, multiple answer) Make things from scratch
94.5%
Buy side dishes from supermarket, etc
16.1%
Use frozen ready meals
14.4%
Use half-complete kits
12.1%
Eat out as family
7.9%
Eat take-out lunch boxes
4.2%
Order delivery
1.9%
Other
0.9%
Q6: Are there any smokers in the household? (Sample size=1,209, multiple answer) No, none
72.9%
Yes, father (to SQ)
24.6%
Yes, grandparents (to SQ)
2.3%
Yes, mother (to SQ)
1.2%
Yes, other family, residents (to SQ)
0.7%
Other
0.2%

Q6SQ: Do these smokers smoke at home? (Sample size=people with smokers in household) Yes
45.8%
No
51.6%
Other
2.6%
Q7: What measure to prevent second-hand smoke do you most support? (Sample size=1,209) Public facilities, restaurants, etc all non-smoking
58.5%
Public facilities all non-smoking, restaurants, etc separated
18.9%
Public facilities, restaurants, etc separated
12.9%
Public facilities separated, restaurants, etc display smoking/separated/non-smoking signs
5.7%
Keep things as they are
3.0%
Other
1.0%
Demographics

The magazine miku got 1,209 responses to their survey between the dates of 25th March and 15th June 2017. The sample was split 95% female, 5%, with ages mainly in their early thirties. No further demographics were given. I think the implication here is that the respondents were self-selecting, probably filling in a postcard inserted into the magazine.

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