Stuff you don’t want to see from your pool date

Advertisement

goo Ranking recently published a pair of surveys on what people don’t want to see from their partner at the pool or by the sea, for both men discussing women and women discussing men.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 25th and 29th of June 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given. The results are presented for each of the sexes separately.

The second number 8 for the men is rather odd – getting swept out to sea doesn’t sit well with the rest being just embarrassing, and it also feels odd that the women didn’t seem to care about this possibility. I’ve never been to the beach in Japan, but I’d probably hide in the shadows or camp out at the beach bar, as I burn far too easily!

Here’s a random photo from a random beach in Japan, taken by some random person:

Beach
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,,,

Comments

Cheap smartphone SIM card deals in Japan

How much per month is your cheap SIM card? graph of japanese statisticsMobile Marketing Data Labo recently looked at usage of cheap SIM card.

Demographics

Over the 3rd and 4th of July 2015 1,064 users of cheap smartphone SIM cards completed a private internet-based questionnaire. However, no further demographic information was presented.

My two year contract is up in a couple of months, and I am almost definitely going to switch from my full-service but 5,000 yen per month plan to perhaps a 3GB data-only plan (no-one phones me!) with a public wi-fi add-on option and keep my current device, saving over 3,500 yen in the process, so even if my phone dies within a year, I’ll be able to buy a new one with the savings.
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,,

Comments (1) Trackback / Pingback (1)

Nostalgic toys that are still selling

Today I report on a survey by goo Ranking into what toys and mail order goods people are surprised to learn are still selling.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 1st and 3rd of June 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I’m surprised to learn about ball-bearing guns still being on sale, as I thought they’d be too dangerous!

I was trying to find pictures of Slime, but that only turned up photos of the monster from the Dragon Quest series of games, so instead here is a Whoopie Cushion.

Whoopee Cushion Macro May 09, 20112
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,,

Comments

Custom Search

Old folk and feature phones

How long have you used a feature phone for? graph of japanese statisticsMobile Marketing Data Labo recently published the results of a survey into feature phone usage by the senior generation.

Demographics

Over the 16th and 17th of June 2015 1,110 people aged sixty or older completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given, but all were feature phone users.

Here’s some random senior fiddling with his flip-phone:

Phone
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,,

Comments

Inventions Japanese should boast to the world about

goo Ranking had a relatively sensible survey this week, what inventions Japan should boast to the world about.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 1st and 3rd of June 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I didn’t realise Japan first developed boil-in-the-bag curry! Here’s the latest advert for Chicken Ramen:


Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,,

Comments Trackback / Pingback (1)

Cup Noodle deserving of World Heritage status?

An interesting survey from Video Research Ltd looked at awareness of washoku (Japanese food), with a focus on rather than the traditional Intangible Cultural Heritage of Washoku full meals, new foods and fast foods.

Demographics

Between the 27th of February and the 7th of March 2015 1,000 people aged between 15 and 69 from all over Japan completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were presented.

I’m not sure on what basis people are identifying Cup Noodles or Teriyaki burgers as Washoku, but to me, Washoku is about meals matching the season, whereas the same noodles or burgers can be eaten all year round. However, I defer to the Japanese in their wisdom for the choices here.

Here’s a typical Cup Noodle corner in a typical Japanese supermarket:

Cup Noodle at 99yen
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,,,

Comments

Surprising stuff kids could buy in post-war Japan

goo Ranking recently published a list of stuff people were surprised to learn kids could buy in post-war Japan, specifically the Showa Era, up to 1989.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 23rd and 27th of April 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Here is the closest kids these days can come to number 6, Kids’ Beer, or more correctly since it has recently been renamed, Kids’ Drink.

こどもののみもの
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,,

Comments (1)

Beer manufacturer finds beer popular for stress relief

Do you feel stress in the rainy season? graph of japanese statistics
Asahi Group Holdings, the parent company of the Asahi beer brewers, recently published the results of a survey into people’s means of relieving stress, their 551st weekly survey, although this is the first one I’ve heard of!

Demographics

Between the 3rd and 9th of June 2015 1,236 people of both sexes aged 20 or older completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Stress doesn’t seem the right work for the rainy season, just I get a little depressed. Commuting used to stress me out, but I’ve now moved to a much shorter train ride, so it doesn’t bother me. One odd thing, though, when I tried listening to music during my commute, I actually felt more, not less stress; leaving the train for my own private world just didn’t work for me.
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,

Comments

Mutton dressing as lamb

goo Ranking recently published a look at when people think older women overdo trying to look young.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 23rd and 27th of April 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I was going to add a photograph, but then I thought that the subject might not be too pleased to know that they had been tagged as mutton. Instead here’s an older woman with a lamb.

Peru - Peruvian woman and her baby lambs as pets.
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,,,

Comments Trackback / Pingback (1)

Old geezers on Facebook

Let’s look at fish out of water (I include myself here!), the features of older men on Facebook and other SNS.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 23rd and 27th of April 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I think I manage to avoid all of the behaviours listed here, mainly due to avoiding being sociable on social networks. However, I do have various friends on Facebook who soon chuck in their own two cents at the merest hint of a political discussion.
Read the rest of this entry »

Read more on: ,,

Comments (1)

Next entries »