Cheap smartphone SIM user satisfaction

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Overall, how satisfied are you with your cheap SIM? graph of japanese statisticsMMD Labo recently published the results of their survey into user satisfaction with cheap smartphone SIMs.

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Between the 21th of April and the 7th of May 2015 1,250 users of cheap smartphone SIMs completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The only other demographics offered were that there were 250 users of each of the five leading brands, OCN Mobile One, IIJ mio, BIGLOBE LTE 3G, Rakuten Mobile and b-mobile.

I currently have a standard, expensive SIM (around 5,000 yen even with various family discounts), but in Autumn my two-year contract is up, so I am very tempted to go for one of these cheap cards, especially as I make almost no phone calls; under 2,000 yen per month seems very possible. I’ll keep my existing phone, a Sharp SH-04F, as it’s still in good shape and I don’t see any new features in the last two years that make me want to upgrade.
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Things that happen in lifts

Today’s nonsense from goo Ranking is common lift (elevator) happenings.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 11th and 16th of March 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I often do number 2 too, but my wife complains, so I’m glad to see that it’s not just me being thick!

Rather disappointingly, this didn’t feature in the list:


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My life is over!

Today’s fun from goo Ranking is a look at what moments make Japanese think their life is over. Note that the answers include actual experiences and imagined but dreaded events.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 25th and 27th of March 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I can relate to Q3 – I’ve got a number of secrets in my past that will stay there! As usual, there seems far more unfaithfulness-related answers than I feel is right!
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Childhood memories of found dirty mags

goo Ranking recently had a survey on where people found porno magazines when they were boys.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 7th and 10th of April 2015 250 male members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Where “Blick am Abend” belongs.

This is perhaps an experience kids today will not have – perhaps the nearest will be finding an open proxy to get around a smartphone or school blocking program!

And I found mine in 1 and 4, since you ask.
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Which acts should open the Tokyo Olympics?

There’s still five years to go, so no doubt this topic will appear again a good number of times, so here goes with the first look at what acts people want to see at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where on the 17th of February 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I cannot argue with the top two; Sakamoto will bring some class, and Southern All Stars are a great band for live events, but my personal choice is not there, perhaps due to them not being singers, the Yoshida Brothers:

And an appearance from World Order would not be amiss:

Who would you pick?
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3.5% already reserved an Apple Watch

Which model of Apple Watch do you want, have reserved? graph of japanese statisticsICT Research and Consulting recently conducted a survey into Apple Watch buying intentions and found a reasonable number already interested in buying one.

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Over the 13th and 14th of April 2015 550 people aged from 20 years old completed a web-based questionnaire. No information was given on how the sample was collected, so it is a bit difficult to extrapolate these numbers.

I’m no Apple fan, and I’ve got almost zero interest in any sort of smart wrist device. My mobile phone works as a pedometer, and I cannot think of other features that I’d want. The health benefits of such devices is yet to be proven, and perhaps they might even make you more unhealthy by either giving you a false sense of security or inducing hypochondria.
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Totes delish scoff LOL: when schadenfreude tastes sweetest for Japanese

Much like English, Japanese has imported the German word for the joy in the misfortunes of other, but this survey from goo Research used the internet slang for this, 「メシウマwww」, approximately “totes delish scoff LOL!”, to find out what tales of woe Japanese take pleasure from hearing.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 11th and 16th of March 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Mr. Schadenfreude by “Roger Hargreaves”

My little bit of schadenfreude is fed by following Buttcoin on reddit and reading the tales of woe regarding people’s losses with their internet funny money.
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Top Japanese web site annoyances

goo Ranking took a look at what things on web sites annoy people.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 10th and 12th of February 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Most of the moans seem to be related to adverts; I have various adverts here, so I hope few of these annoyances appear here. If they do annoy you, or if other aspects of this site do, please let me know in this thread.

I’m not sure the best way to illustrate an advertisement. Maybe I’ll skip a picture today to give my own advertising more space?
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Encountering beautiful Japanese women

About how often do you encounter a beautiful woman? graph of japanese statistics

Here’s a survey, short but sweet (just like much of the subject matter), on women’s external appearance, conducted by SBS Tokyo, a beauty salon.

Demographics

Over the 17th and 19th of February 2015 300 men between the ages of 20 and 49 who had the experience of a beautiful woman crossing their path completed an internet-based questionnaire.

Note that this is talking about catching sight of a beautiful woman while going about one’s daily activity, not hanging out at a club.

Excepting every day at home, I probably see a beautiful woman every few days; what I like the most is a good overall figure and poise, which includes the ability to walk not in the fashion of a drunken giraffe.
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Things that annoy Japanese at cherry blossom viewings

A very appropriate survey here, a look at what things at cherry blossom viewing annoy people.

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Between the 18th and 26th of March 2015, 385 members of the goo Ranking web site completed a web-based questionnaire. No demographics were provided.

I took the photos with this article, from a river just five minutes walk from my house. The weather was a little overcast, and the best of the season has passed, but it was good enough for me. However, at the same time there was a YouTube party at Yoyogi Park which I should have gone to, although by the looks of things not much flower viewing was done…

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