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What Japan thinks

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added on 15/07/2008 by: Ken Yasumoto-Nicolson
Everything you wanted to know about Japan, and a lot you didn't want to too! Understand the real Japan behind the stereotypes through this blog's translations of surveys and opinions polls conducted in Japan.

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Japanese’ worst drunken moments  Posted on 07/20/2014
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...
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Bad stuff other people do on the internet  Posted on 06/22/2014
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...
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Knocking big knockers  Posted on 06/15/2014
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...
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Japanese expectations for the World Cup  Posted on 06/14/2014
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....
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Facebook clickbait Japanese cannot resist  Posted on 06/08/2014
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...
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Ironing in Japan  Posted on 06/04/2014
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...
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Friends’ mildly disagreeable behaviour  Posted on 06/01/2014
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...
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“It’s just not my day!” train happenings  Posted on 05/25/2014
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...
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Over one in three Japanese self-identify as otaku  Posted on 05/12/2014
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...
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The Twenty Habits of Highly Effective Oyaji  Posted on 05/04/2014
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...
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