Bay City Rollers known to a mere 1% of Japanese teenagers

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Macromill recently conducted a survey looking at what’s in vogue with teenagers these days, and also looking at what was in vogue with older generations and how well they are known today.

In Q1 you will notice that 卍 (manji) appears – this is the Buddhist symbol which seems to be used by teenage girls these days to indicate someone who is strong or getting into the flow, approximately.

As a Scot, I am shocked that 99% of the youth of Japan is missing out on this:

And two-thirds are missing out on kitty rockers, despite featuring in an advert last year:

Ranking results

Q1: What’s in vogue with teenagers these days? (Sample size=1,000, multiple answer, top 20)

Line
75.8%
YouTube
72.5%
Twitter
65.1%
Sorena (slang “sure”)
37.7%
Instagram
33.5%
Snow (picture app)
29.5%
Mercari (fleamarket app)
28.4%
Miyazon (comedy duo)
22.2%
Simeji (Japanese input app)
21.7%
Kurutoga (propelling/mechanical penci)
21.1%
Niconico Douga (video site)
19.2%
Blouson Chiemi (comedian)
15.9%
Broadcasting live video in real time
12.8%
AbemaTV (online TV station)
12.8%
卍 (manji)
12.1%
TWICE (South Korean girl group)
12.0%
Hajime Shacho (YouTuber)
11.6%
Souta Fujii 4th Dan (Shoji player)
11.5%
PicsArt (photo manipulation app)
11.3%
Kei Nishikori (tennis player)
9.1%

Q2: What was in vogue when you were a teenager? Teenagers, do you know these items? (Sample size=1,000 in twenties + 1,000 teens, multiple answer, top 10)

 
Percentage
Teenager awareness
Enta no Kamisama (entertainment program)
66.4%
87.1%
Trivia no Izumi (trivia program)
66.4%
65.0%
Purikua (photo booth)
63.6%
84.4%
Gakko e Ikou (entertainment program)
61.6%
47.6%
Pocket Monsters
61.2%
88.7%
Nobuta o Produce (comic, movie)
60.4%
46.5%
Feature phones
57.2%
85.5%
Hana yori Dango (comic, movie)
52.8%
82.7%
Ainori (reality TV)
52.8%
32.6%
mixi (SNS)
52.0%
55.5%

Q3: What was in vogue when you were a teenager? Teenagers, do you know these items? (Sample size=1,000 in thirties + 1,000 teens, multiple answer, top 10)

 
Percentage
Teenager awareness
Tamagochi
74.4%
87.6%
Komuro Family (music producer and his acts)
70.4%
31.2%
Loose socks
69.6%
61.6%
Amuro-er (fans of musician Namiu Amuro)
65.2%
32.6%
Print Club (previous name for purikura above)
64.8%
31.1%
GameBoy
59.2%
66.8%
Magical Banana (game show)
54.8%
52.4%
Dacchuuno (bending over to show cleavage)
53.6%
51.7%
MD player
53.2%
33.1%
Choberiba, choberigu (slang “dead awful”, “dead good”)
52.0%
44.8%

Q4: What was in vogue when you were a teenager? Teenagers, do you know these items? (Sample size=1,000 in forties + 1,000 teens, multiple answer, top 10)

 
Percentage
Teenager awareness
Oretachi hyokinzoku (variety program)
67.6%
31.9%
Hikari GENJI (boy band)
65.6%
66.9%
Onaynko Club (variety program)
64.0%
65.0%
Walkman
63.6%
71.4%
Sukeban Keiji (police drama)
62.4%
40.1%
Yuuyake Nyan-nyan (variety program)
60.4%
9.0%
Boowy (rock band)
59.2%
25.6%
Rebecca (female rock band)
58.4%
31.2%
Tokyo Love Story (TV drama)
55.2%
43.5%
Nameneko (cat rockers)
51.6%
33.2%

Q5: What was in vogue when you were a teenager? Teenagers, do you know these items? (Sample size=1,000 in fifites + 1,000 teens, multiple answer, top 10)

 
Percentage
Teenager awareness
Pink Lady (female pop duo)
73.6%
58.8%
Momoe Yamaguchi (female singer)
72.8%
60.7%
Space Invaders
63.6%
23.7%
Rubik’s Cube
62.4%
64.7%
Kokkuri san (table-turning fortune telling)
62.4%
65.3%
Shingosanke (the three big names in music)
58.4%
11.8%
Finger 5 (musical group)
54.8%
22.4%
Disco
51.2%
48.1%
Bay City Rollers
47.6%
1.0%
Supo-kon (sports “guts” comics, drama, etc)
46.8%
23.0%

Demographics

Over the 4th and 5th of July 2017 1,000 members of the Macromill monitor group aged between 15 and 19 years old answered a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was exactly half and half male and female. Furthermore at an earlier point in time, 1,000 Macromill monitor members in each of their twenties, thirties, forties and fifties also answered a private internet-based survey.

Japan’s summer not liked by almost two-thirds

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Do you like summer? graph of japanese statistics

@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.

Majority of Japanese kids have dinner without father

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What usually is the main dish at breakfast? graph of japanese statistics

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:

手作りの豆腐や, 天日干しの網代干物, 定番の温泉卵, 朝食, リーズナブル 舟盛プラン, 磯の宿 まきた, 磯の宿, 熱海温泉, 熱海, 日本, Breakfast, Atami, Japan

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 (
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I&#8217;m usually toast in winter, cereal in summer, but this year I&#8217;m on energy bars.</p> <p>Here&#8217;s a typical traditional Japanese breakfast, although this typical of what is served at traditional inns; I don&#8217;t know how many of the 40% who eat rice-centric breakfasts actually eat something as grand as this:</p> <p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/bryansjs/13748685643/in/photolist-mWVeiC-faz7dZ-in3vgf-ebUH4F-bGzPtT-9vbgdY-7NjKmh-bDGhcD-9GDJf2-8AaM8L-67XZMM-oXm4vS-oi12Qv-nVD6rG-mWVBfc-aaFoDY-nhHyXg-ambHsx-KMQ5Vb-y96zHZ-dXStfR-mm17JB-Lbo6RZ-aiY8kA-gnY1Cv-6fSSyE-smXNt1-jzKUsd-gnY25c-GjD6bL-osK6xj-KCUvr4-z6q5Wk-Gi6yPr-wCtwAR-LbB1VL-37ch-s4a9ek-6WgU-6GhBgV-nU59A-sZXiX-732J7Z-duon95-9RtUCN-584aaR-sZXou-9MkKu7-9quBaX-9Nb4Ze" data-flickr-embed="true" title="手作りの豆腐や, 天日干しの網代干物, 定番の温泉卵, 朝食, リーズナブル 舟盛プラン, 磯の宿 まきた, 磯の宿, 熱海温泉, 熱海, 日本, Breakfast, Atami, Japan"><img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7197/13748685643_6299f6267e_z.jpg" width="100%" alt="手作りの豆腐や, 天日干しの網代干物, 定番の温泉卵, 朝食, リーズナブル 舟盛プラン, 磯の宿 まきた, 磯の宿, 熱海温泉, 熱海, 日本, Breakfast, Atami, Japan"></a><script async="async" src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <h3>Research results</h3> <blockquote> <h3>Q1: What usually is the main dish at breakfast? (Sample size=1,209)</h3> <table class="result"><tr><td>Bread<br /></td><td>46.7%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Rice<br /></td><td>40.1%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Cereal<br /></td><td>4.8%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Yoghurt<br /></td><td>2.8%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Skip breakfast<br /></td><td>2.5%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Fruit<br /></td><td>1.9%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Sweets<br /></td><td>0.2%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Other<br /></td><td>0.9%<br /></td></tr></table> <h3>Q2: Do you usually have breakfast as a family? (Sample size=1,209)</h3> <table class="result"><tr><td>No, separately<br /></td><td>43.0%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Yes, all together<br /></td><td>39.9%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>No, only children together<br /></td><td>8.4%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>N/A, single parent<br /></td><td>1.3%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Other<br /></td><td>7.4%<br /></td></tr></table> <h3>Q3: Do you usually have your evening meal as a family? (Sample size=1,209)</h3> <table class="result"><tr><td>Father is always late, so eat without him<br /></td><td>52.9%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Usually all the family<br /></td><td>40.6%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Children eat together as one parent is usually late<br /></td><td>1.2%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Mother is always late, so eat without her<br /></td><td>0.7%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Both parents are always late, so eat with grandparents<br /></td><td>0.4%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>N/A, single parent<br /></td><td>2.1%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Other<br /></td><td>2.2%<br /></td></tr></table> <h3>Q4: Who usually prepares meals? (Sample size=1,209)</h3> <table class="result"><tr><td>Mother<br /></td><td>90.1%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Not fixed, whoever is free<br /></td><td>3.2%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Live-in grandparents<br /></td><td>2.5%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Father<br /></td><td>2.3%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Have schedule<br /></td><td>1.3%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Other<br /></td><td>0.6%<br /></td></tr></table> <h3>Q5: What do you use when preparing meals? (Sample size=1,209, multiple answer)</h3> <table class="result"><tr><td>Make things from scratch<br /></td><td>94.5%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Buy side dishes from supermarket, etc<br /></td><td>16.1%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Use frozen ready meals<br /></td><td>14.4%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Use half-complete kits<br /></td><td>12.1%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Eat out as family<br /></td><td>7.9%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Eat take-out lunch boxes<br /></td><td>4.2%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Order delivery<br /></td><td>1.9%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Other<br /></td><td>0.9%<br /></td></tr></table> <h3>Q6: Are there any smokers in the household? (Sample size=1,209, multiple answer)</h3> <table class="result"><tr><td>No, none<br /></td><td>72.9%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Yes, father (<a href"#q6sq1"="href&quot;#Q6SQ1&quot;">to SQ</a>)<br /></td><td>24.6%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Yes, grandparents (<a href"#q6sq1"="href&quot;#Q6SQ1&quot;">to SQ</a>)<br /></td><td>2.3%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Yes, mother (<a href"#q6sq1"="href&quot;#Q6SQ1&quot;">to SQ</a>)<br /></td><td>1.2%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Yes, other family, residents (<a href"#q6sq1"="href&quot;#Q6SQ1&quot;">to SQ</a>)<br /></td><td>0.7%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Other<br /></td><td>0.2%<br /></td></tr></table> <p><a name="Q6SQ1"></a></p> <h3>Q6SQ: Do these smokers smoke at home? (Sample size=people with smokers in household)</h3> <table class="result"><tr><td>Yes<br /></td><td>45.8%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>No<br /></td><td>51.6%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Other<br /></td><td>2.6%<br /></td></tr></table> <h3>Q7: What measure to prevent second-hand smoke do you most support? (Sample size=1,209)</h3> <table class="result"><tr><td>Public facilities, restaurants, etc all non-smoking<br /></td><td>58.5%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Public facilities all non-smoking, restaurants, etc separated<br /></td><td>18.9%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Public facilities, restaurants, etc separated<br /></td><td>12.9%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Public facilities separated, restaurants, etc display smoking/separated/non-smoking signs<br /></td><td>5.7%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Keep things as they are<br /></td><td>3.0%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Other<br /></td><td>1.0%<br /></td></tr></table></blockquote> <h3>Demographics</h3> <p>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.</p> <table></table><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?a=ySnjR-0lfMg:ASIgP5VhX74:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?a=ySnjR-0lfMg:ASIgP5VhX74:D7DqB2pKExk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?i=ySnjR-0lfMg:ASIgP5VhX74:D7DqB2pKExk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?a=ySnjR-0lfMg:ASIgP5VhX74:cTv1dNCI_Tc"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?d=cTv1dNCI_Tc" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?a=ySnjR-0lfMg:ASIgP5VhX74:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?a=ySnjR-0lfMg:ASIgP5VhX74:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?i=ySnjR-0lfMg:ASIgP5VhX74:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WhatJapanThinks/~4/ySnjR-0lfMg" height="1" width="1" alt="" />

Two in three vapers have decreased or quit tobacco

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Have you managed to quit cigarettes thanks to vaping? graph of japanese statistics

This survey from Donika, a company that has a finger in many pies, including Vape Online, which as the name suggests is an online shop for vape products, used this survey into the effect of using electronic tobacco on quitting smoking.

If you look at the figures for the respondents for each question they do not add up at all – I have no idea what they managed to get wrong, so please don’t pay too much attention to them.

Vaping is taking off in Japan, with most of the cigarette makers now releasing their own electronic tobacco devices; in fact, supply cannot keep up with demand with the latest model now sold out in every convenience store I visit. Note that specialised vaping devices don’t seem too popular.

An interesting thing is that I’ve only ever seen people vaping in smoking corners or around ash trays, which seems to sort of defeat one of the attractions of vaping.

Not even the fish are allowed to smoke at Tokyo Disney Sea:

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<p class="ljsyndicationlink"><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WhatJapanThinks/~3/xKoCqg0x_pA/">http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WhatJapanThinks/~3/xKoCqg0x_pA/</a></p><p class="ljsyndicationlink"><a href="http://whatjapanthinks.com/?p=6863">http://whatjapanthinks.com/?p=6863</a></p><noscript><img src="http://whatjapanthinks.com/image17/quit-thanks-to-vaping.png" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 480px, 800px" srcset="http://whatjapanthinks.com/image17/quit-thanks-to-vaping.png 500w, http://whatjapanthinks.com/image17/quit-thanks-to-vaping.png 800w" alt="Have you managed to quit cigarettes thanks to vaping? graph of japanese statistics" title="Have you managed to quit cigarettes thanks to vaping? graph of japanese opinion" itemprop="image" style="width:100%" /></noscript> <canvas id="myChart1-quit-thanks-to-vaping.png" width="100%" height="250px" class="chart-canvas"></canvas> <script> jQuery(window).on('load', function() { ////// For labels // FIXED CODE FROM HERE var theConfig; if ('pie' == 'pie') theConfig = kenyn_piegraph_stats([30, 34, 13, 23], ["Yes", "No, but decreased amount", "Quit smoking, but not from vaping", "No, still smoke as much"], 'Have you managed to quit cigarettes thanks to vaping?', 'myChart1-quit-thanks-to-vaping.png'); else if ('pie' == 'bar') theConfig = kenyn_bargraph_stats([30, 34, 13, 23], ["Yes", "No, but decreased amount", "Quit smoking, but not from vaping", "No, still smoke as much"], 'Have you managed to quit cigarettes thanks to vaping?', 'myChart1-quit-thanks-to-vaping.png'); else return; // FIXED CODE TO HERE jQuery('.chart-canvas').show(); var ctx = document.getElementById('myChart1-quit-thanks-to-vaping.png').getContext("2d"); new Chart(ctx, theConfig); // VARIABLE CODE TO HERE }); </script> <p>This survey from Donika, a company that has a finger in many pies, including <a href="http://vape-online.jp/">Vape Online</a>, which as the name suggests is an online shop for vape products, used this survey into <a href="https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000016.000015733.html">the effect of using electronic tobacco on quitting smoking</a>.</p> <p>If you look at the figures for the respondents for each question they do not add up at all &#8211; I have no idea what they managed to get wrong, so please don&#8217;t pay too much attention to them.</p> <p>Vaping is taking off in Japan, with most of the cigarette makers now releasing their own electronic tobacco devices; in fact, supply cannot keep up with demand with the latest model now sold out in every convenience store I visit. Note that specialised vaping devices don&#8217;t seem too popular.</p> <p>An interesting thing is that I&#8217;ve only ever seen people vaping in smoking corners or around ash trays, which seems to sort of defeat one of the attractions of vaping.</p> <p>Not even the fish are allowed to smoke at Tokyo Disney Sea:</p> <p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorow/13887159062/in/photolist-naajyW-r9GJT-sQxZA-q1VhU-8Mkbtf-5ZvjNQ-9iP9JA-5aQL6P-3fszV-mCxX5g-aBvGKN-6hX4Nh-fBWZ6-GWwxF-zmD98-55PRwh-2xNeS-5oRcF3-5rDLKz-pJjZc-2t6hWS-9Tgrpr-5rgzxa-8puH2Q-mPhYHv-61P11V-9dYY4B-cGB9e-5Ycaau-4Jdthy-4KZdbq-9dfPN6-6fNEmt-8tFeaB-KDNjA-6fNE8x-7hMQVA-6fSGWA-6fNEBM-2HfSSb-6fND18-dUu1JV-6fSNKq-cbUUMy-3TNdBj-6fSNFG-6fSRMQ-6fNBor-6fNBQr-Bf9Yi" data-flickr-embed="true" title="No smoking fish, Tokyo Disneysea, Chiba, Tokyo, Japan"><img src="https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3768/13887159062_a264077b3c_z.jpg" width="100% alt=" no="No" smoking="smoking" fish,="fish," tokyo="Tokyo" disneysea,="Disneysea," chiba,="Chiba," tokyo,="Tokyo," japan"="Japan&quot;"></a><script async="async" src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <h3>Research results</h3> <blockquote> <h3>Q1: Have you managed to quit cigarettes thanks to vaping? (Sample size=222)</h3> <table class="result"><tr><td>Yes (<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WhatJapanThinks/~3/xKoCqg0x_pA/#Q1SQ1">to SQ1</a>)<br /></td><td>30%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>No, but decreased amount (<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WhatJapanThinks/~3/xKoCqg0x_pA/#Q1SQ1">to SQ1</a>)<br /></td><td>34%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Quit smoking, but not from vaping<br /></td><td>13%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>No, still smoke as much (<a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WhatJapanThinks/~3/xKoCqg0x_pA/#Q1SQ2">to SQ2</a>)<br /></td><td>23%<br /></td></tr></table> <h3>Q1SQ1: Why do you think you have been able to quit, decrease cigarettes thanks to vaping? (Sample size=236)</h3> <table class="result"><tr><td>Can get satisfaction of smoking without nicotine<br /></td><td>22%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>I&#8217;ve lost the taste for cigarettes<br /></td><td>40%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Want to smoke as before, but can endure the cravings by vaping<br /></td><td>19%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Other<br /></td><td>19%<br /></td></tr></table> <h3>Q1SQ2: Why do you think you have not been able to quit, decrease cigarettes thanks to vaping? (Sample size=125)</h3> <table class="result"><tr><td>Can&#8217;t get my nicotine fix from vaping<br /></td><td>19%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Like the taste of tobacco<br /></td><td>23%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Don&#8217;t plan to stop smoking<br /></td><td>41%<br /></td></tr><tr><td>Other<br /></td><td>17%<br /></td></tr></table> <h3>Demographics</h3> <p>Between the 13th and 19th of June 2017 582 people completed a survey solicited via Vape Online&#8217;s public Twitter account. All the respondents were people who have smoked tobacco and now vape.</p> <table></table><div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?a=xKoCqg0x_pA:yid4UyS5yJ0:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?a=xKoCqg0x_pA:yid4UyS5yJ0:D7DqB2pKExk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?i=xKoCqg0x_pA:yid4UyS5yJ0:D7DqB2pKExk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?a=xKoCqg0x_pA:yid4UyS5yJ0:cTv1dNCI_Tc"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?d=cTv1dNCI_Tc" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?a=xKoCqg0x_pA:yid4UyS5yJ0:YwkR-u9nhCs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?d=YwkR-u9nhCs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?a=xKoCqg0x_pA:yid4UyS5yJ0:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/WhatJapanThinks?i=xKoCqg0x_pA:yid4UyS5yJ0:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WhatJapanThinks/~4/xKoCqg0x_pA" height="1" width="1" alt="" />

Women more keen than men on men-only carriages

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Men, would you use men-only carriages? graph of japanese statistics

Macromill Research recently published a short survey on a number of aspects of train commuting, from how people spend their time to anti-groping insurance.

Recently anti-groping insurance has been in the news; along with, of course, genuine cases, there have been some cases of either women falsely accusing men for extortion, or just in a packed train a woman misunderstanding getting bumped by a briefcase or being brushed by a stray hand. When I ride in a packed train I always keep at least one hand on the hanging straps, and if space, one hand on my smartphone, or holding onto my bag strap around the shoulder area, just in case.

Here’s a typical situation on many lines around Japan, at the morning and evening rushes one carriage is reserved for women only:

Women only train sign in Nagoya

Research results

Q1: How do you usually spend your train commuting time? (Sample size=500, multiple answer, top five)

Fiddle with smartphone, tablet (to SQ1)
84.1%
Read adverts in train
46.4%
Nothing in particular
46.3%
Look out the windows
40.2%
Sleep
40.0%

Q1SQ1: How do you fiddle with your smartphone, tablet when commuting? (Sample size=471, multiple answer, top five)

Reading, exchanging email, messaging
85.4%
Reading news
64.7%
Viewing, posting to SNS
54.9%
Looking things up
53.1%
Listening to music
35.0%

Furthermore, 30.4% played games, and these 143 people were asked the following question:

Q1SQ2: What genre of games do you play on your smartphone, tablet when commuting? (Sample size=143 471, multiple answer, top five)

Puzzle game
55.9%
Simulation
21.7%
Role-playing game
21.7%
Action game
15.4%
Card game
14.0%

Q2: Do you think there should be men-only carriages? (Sample size=500)

 
Female
N=242
Male
N=258
Definitely
13.6%
14.3%
Would be good
60.3%
50.8%
Better not to
25.6%
30.6%
Definitely not
0.4%
4.3%

Q3: If there were men-only carriages, would you use them? (Sample size=258, men)

Actively use
18.6%
Perhaps use
40.7%
Not really use
31.0%
Definitely not use
9.7%

Q4: Would you take out insurance against false accusations of train groping? (Sample size=500)

 
Female
N=242
Male
N=258
Already have it
0.0%
0.4%
Want to check it out
21.9%
46.1%
Don’t want to
78.1%
53.5%

Demographics

Over the 13th and 14th of June 2017 500 members of the Macromill Monitor group aged between 15 and 59 years old and resident in Tokyo or one of the three neighbouring prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama. No further demographics were given.