Pineapple pizza popularity poor

@Nifty reported on a survey they conducted into pizza.

I’m surprised that in Q5 mayonnaise is not on the list of disliked ingredients; I like a potato pizza, but usually it comes with lots of mayo and corn, and Pizza La in particular seem to drown just about everything they do in mayo. The only good thing about Pizza La is their summer ebimayo (prawn mayonnaise) advert series:

Research results

Q1: How often do you eat pizza? (Sample size=2,773)

Almost every day 0%
Once every two or three days 0%
Once a week 1%
Once a fortnight 5%
Once a month 17%
Once every two months 15%
Once every three months 12%
Once every six months 20%
Once a year 12%
Once every few years 9%
Never 6%

About one in four in their twenties eat pizza once a month, about 8% above the average for all ages.

Q2: What are your favourite pizza types? (Sample size=2,773, multiple answer)

  Male Female
Margherita 57.1% 73.7%
Seafood 29.4% 39.2%
Bacon and potato 29.1% 17.4%
Quattro formaggio 22.7% 34.7%
Genovese (basil, garlic) 18.8% 24.6%
Teriyaki chicken 14.9% 16.9%
Bismark (soft-boiled egg, ham) 16.3% 12.6%
Prawn mayonnaise 14.9% 15.6%
Potato mayonnaise 11.1% 10.3%
Mochi mentaiko (rice starch and spicy fish roe) 6.0% 9.4%
Hawaiian (pineapple, etc) 4.1% 8.1%
Korean style (bulgogi grilled beef) 3.2% 4.1%
Salad 2.4% 5.3%
Chocolate marshmallow 1.1% 2.8%
Other 1.9% 4.3%
None in particular 25.8% 10.3%

Q3: What do you dislike about pizza? (Sample size=2,773, multiple answer)

  Male Female
Hands get messy 36.5% 39.8%
High calorie, fattening 31.1% 47.8%
Expensive 31.0% 31.5%
Not nice cold, soon cools off 26.9% 39.2%
Difficult to pick up, difficult to eat 20.4% 19.5%
Can’t eat it all, can’t eat all by myself 13.5% 28.0%
Get bored of it half-way through 9.8% 11.4%
Few variations in taste 5.5% 5.1%
Heavy in the stomach 4.4% 8.3%
Clothes get dirty 4.3% 6.2%
Takes time to make, get made 2.9% 2.1%
Hate the smell (cheese, etc) 2.3% 1.9%
Delivery pizza is slow to come 2.2% 1.1%
Hate the taste (tomato sauce, etc) 1.4% 1.3%
Other 1.4% 2.4%
Nothing in particular 26.9% 13.7%

Q4: What pizza ingredients, toppings do you like? (Sample size=2,773, multiple answer)

  Male Female
Cheese 66.9% 79.5%
Bacon, salami 59.2% 53.7%
Tomato 46.4% 61.4%
Onion 40.1% 44.5%
Cured ham 37.7% 34.0%
Mushroom 33.5% 45.0%
Prawn 31.4% 36.4%
Basil 24.6% 39.6%
Corn 25.7% 28.9%
Green pepper 23.1% 31.1%
Crab 21.2% 22.5%
Potato 20.7% 16.7%
Teriyaki chicken 17.9% 19.9%
Green asparagus 14.2% 24.2%
Other 2.7% 6.6%
None in particular 17.3% 6.0%

Q5: What pizza ingredients, toppings are unnecessary? (Sample size=2,773, multiple answer)

  Male Female
Pineapple 39.6% 49.7%
Hot pepper 19.4% 26.3%
Anchovy 17.7% 22.9%
Broccoli 17.6% 11.4%
Olive 11.4% 18.9%
Potato 10.6% 19.3%
Crab 10.1% 10.5%
Prawn 7.9% 7.5%
Garlic 4.6% 12.9%
Green pepper 6.3% 4.7%
Cured ham 5.0% 6.6%
Tomato 3.3% 2.1%
Onion 2.8% 4.1%
Cheese 1.2% 0.8%
Other 1.0% 2.4%
None in particular 39.9% 26.1%

Q6: Which delivery pizza chains have you used? (Sample size=2,773, multiple answer, top 10)

Rank   Percentage
1 Pizza La 41.9%
2 Pizza Hut 40.5%
3 Domino Pizza 39.2%
4 Napoli no Kama 6.7%
5 Pizza California 6.4%
6 Chicago Pizza 6.1%
7 Strawberry Cones 4.5%
8 Pizza Salvatore Cuomo 3.0%
9 Pizza 10.4 2.8%
10 AOKI’s Pizza 2.7%

Q7: What times do you want to order delivery pizza? (Sample size=2,773, multiple answer)

  Male Female
When lots of people get together 28.9% 31.1%
Just when I want to eat pizza 17.5% 26.8%
When I get a flier, discount coupon 16.7% 28.3%
When I can’t be bothered cooking 17.3% 23.8%
When all the family are together 18.5% 15.8%
When family request it 16.1% 20.6%
When I can’t be bothered going out 12.5% 15.6%
When celebrating 11.0% 13.3%
When I’m alone 4.8% 3.4%
When the weather is bad 3.6% 6.4%
When I see a television advertisement, TV program about pizza 1.8% 4.9%
When I’m feeling unwell 1.5% 2.8%
When I’m at a camp site, otherwise outdoors 1.6% 1.5%
When just children need to be fed 0.8% 1.5%
Other 2.1% 3.4%
No particular time 34.0% 22.9%


Between the 3rd and 9th of February 2017 2,773 members of the @Nifty monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were provided.

What Japanese think of Japan

Do you like or hate Japan? graph of japanese statisticsMacromill Research recently conducted a survey looking at Japan’s image.

The old chestnut of the four seasons appears at number two of the favourite things about Japan; at a superficial level it seems such a silly thing as many other countries have four distinct seasons, but Japan marks them much more clearly than certainly the UK. We maybe have summer holidays, autumn Halloween, winter Christmas and New Year, and spring Easter, but in Japan both equinoxes are public holidays, each season has their specific foods, everyone goes to view cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, return home for the New Year, and visit family graves over summer, and the television dutifully reports… Hmm, I’m not explaining this very well, so I’ll quit now! Anyway, here’s Japan’s four seasons in one image:

Four seasons in Japan

Research results

Q1: Do you like or hate Japan? (Sample size=1,000)

Love it 48.6%
Like it 41.9%
Can’t say either way 7.7%
Don’t really like it 1.3%
Hate it 0.5%

Q2: What do you like about Japan? (Sample size=1,000, multiple answer, top five)

Rank   Percentage
1 Good public safety 77.4%
2 Has four seasons 76.7%
3 Food, drink 74.7%
4 Clean toilets 59.8%
5 Onsens (hot springs) 58.8%

Do you like the following categories regarding Japan? (Sample size=1,000)

Q2A: Anime, manga


Q2B: Japanese clothing (kimono, yukata, etc)


Q2C: Rich nature


Q2D: Japanese temperament, character


Q2E: Shrines, temples


Q2F: Traditional sports (Sumo, karate, etc)


Q3: What do you think are the features of the Japanese character? (Sample size=1,000, multiple answer, top five)

  Very much so To some degree Can’t say Not really, not at all
Punctuality 45.8% 38.8% 12.6% 2.8%
Studious 38.6% 45.2% 13.5% 2.7%
Conscientious work 36.9% 43.1% 16.9% 3.1%
Courteous 34.5% 45.5% 17.1% 2.9%
Kindness 32.9% 47.1% 16.5% 3.5%

Q4: What are the likeable features of the Japanese character? (Sample size=800, multiple answer, top five)

  Likeable Somewhat likeable Other
Kindness 76.0% 23.4% 0.6%
Conscientious work 72.5% 26.1% 1.4%
Keeps their promises 73.2% 25.2% 1.6%
Courteous 71.5% 26.8% 1.7%
Punctuality 70.4% 27.9% 1.7%

Q5: What are the dislikeable features of the Japanese character? (Sample size=800, multiple answer, top five)

  Dislikeable Somewhat dislikeable Other
Poor at self-assertion 21.3% 51.7% 27.0%
Likes group activity 11.4% 42.5% 46.1%
Shy, withdrawn 3.0% 29.2% 67.8%
Sticks to a method 1.3% 10.0% 88.7%
Highly sympathetic 1.1% 8.9% 90.0%

Q5: What locations would you recommend to foreign tourists? (Sample size=1,000, multiple answer, top ten)

Rank   Percentage
1 Kyoto 70.0%
2 Mount Fuji 69.5%
3 Kamakura 48.1%
4 Hiroshima 43.6%
5 Kanazawa 43.0%
6 Okinawa 41.1%
7 Nara 40.6%
8 Sapporo 40.3%
9= Hakodate 38.9%
9= Nagasaki 38.9%

Q6: In the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, what issues would it be good to address? (Sample size=1,000, multiple answer, top five)

Rank   Percentage
1 Japanese often cannot make themselves understood in English 70.5%
2 Signs and information boards that aren’t in English 56.9%
3 How to use public transport, difficult to understand pricing 43.6%
4 Crowded trains 41.5%
5 Few free Wi-Fi spots 41.0%


Between the 23rd and 25th of January 2017 1,000 members of the Macromill monitor group aged between 20 and 59 years old completed a private internet-based questionnaire. Further demographics were not explicitly given, but the age and sex distribution followed the results of the 2015 national census.

Stuff guys didn’t want to learn about women’s public baths

goo Ranking recently took a look at what turns men off about women’s public baths; for men it was which actually did put them off, for women what they presumed men didn’t really want to know.

Actually, I’m surprised that there’s no answer regarding foreigners in some way! Thinking about it, foreigners often complain about being stared at in public baths, but perhaps we shouldn’t worry excessively as the Japanese are also staring at their fellows.

For me, the most unattractive on the list would be hair strewn all over the sinks. I have to tidy up after my wife washes her hair in the bathroom, and that’s off-putting enough, so multiply that by how many ever hundred of customers…

Here’s a typical sento, a public bath distinct from an onsens, hot springs, as the water is ordinary heated water, not naturally geothermally heated.


Ranking result

Q: What things about women’s public baths did you not want to learn/do you think men don’t want to learn? (Sample size=500)

Rank   Votes
1 Skipping wearing a bra on the way home 30
2 Checking out other women’s Brazilians 29
3 Feeling relieved that everyone has thick body hair 28
4 Getting eyes drawn to someone vigourously scrubbing their crotch 25
5 Being surprised by a beautiful woman looking the same after removing makeup 23
6= Hair strewn all over the sinks 20
6= Someone reserving their shower spot with their own bath goods set 20
8= Using one’s locker key (on elastic band meant for wrist) as a hair band 17
8= There’s people with unshaved armpits 17
8= Being deeply moved by finding the answer to whether pubic hair thins with age 17
11= Being surprised by a granny’s saggy breasts 16
11= Starting off hiding behind a towel but gradually walking around more brazenly 16
11= Old women gathering around a fan to chat 16
14 Getting angry at someone getting into the tub without washing first 15
15= Checking out other people’s breast and nipple shapes and sizes 14
15= Some unknown old woman striking up conversation 14
15= Forgetting to bring shampoo and washing all over with just soap 14
18= Seeing someone with good style and deciding to get fit 13
18= In order to get one’s money worth, going in and out between the changing room and the bathtub 13
20= Getting annoyed at someone getting into the bath tub without putting their hair up 12
20= Not having any 10 yen coins for the hair drier 12
22= Having to wait for one’s turn with the hair driers 11
22= Getting annoyed at the next person with long hair spraying water droplets as they dry it 11
22= Splurging out on towels, fruit milk, etc 11
22= Getting annoyed by the scales being damp 11
22= An old woman stretching, exercising in the changing room 11
22= With closing time approaching, getting suprised by an old guy coming in and starting to clean up 11
22= Borrowing someone’s makeup 11
22= Finding the bath tub too crowded and returning home without bathing 11
30= Being surprised seeing an older woman with beautiful skin 10
30= Thinking old woman was a man until she stripped off 10
30= Seeing an old woman eating a packed lunch in the changing rooms 10
33= There is an older woman with fine breasts 9
33= Testing the waters by sticking my arm in 9
33= There’s a blushing boy who’s been brought in by his mother 9
36 Staring at other people’s rolls of fat 8
37= Imagining what women might be hiding behind their towels 7
37= Wishing a little I could get into a situation of throwing a bar of soap into the men’s bath 7
39= Struggling to wash my hair as the push-button shower soon cuts out 6
39= Chance of old women chatting to me increases greatly when I bring my kid with me 6
39= Being troubled by people hogging the mirrors to do their makeup 6
42 Jumping into conversations with strangers 6
43 Feeling special to be lucky enough to go on a day with lavender, citrus, or other additive events 3


goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 16th and 19th of January 2017 500 members, 50:50 male and female and agend between 20 and 39 years old, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.