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Do you have an emergency drinking water stock at home? graph of japanese statistics

DIMSDRIVE Research recently conducted a survey into mineral water.

Demographics

Between the 23rd of June and the 3rd of July 2015 5,202 members of the DIMSDRIVE monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.7% of the sample were male, 2.7% in their teens or twenties, 12.8% in their thirties, 29.2% in their forties, 30.7% in their fifties, 17.1% in their sixties, and 7.5% aged seventy or older.

We have a built-in water purifier in our old place, but here we tried a water cooler for a couple of weeks, but it was too expensive, both electricity-wise and for the water, as the same water was half the price at two litres a time compared to the 8 litre packs for the water cooler. We now use plastic bottles of water for drinking. I have to carry home two litre bottles from the nearby supermarket almost every day! It does mean, however, that we have over 24 litres of water around should there be an emergency.
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Reasons to hate midsummer trains in Japan

Japanese trains are, overall, great, but at the height of summer one’s patience can be stretched by many a thing; this survey from goo Ranking looked at this, what people hate about packed midsummer trains.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 15th and 21st of July 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. This time everyone was aged between 20 and 39 years old.

Both other people’s sweat or just general hum from a hard day’s work bother me, and sometimes I do find my own sweating embarrassing. Number 19 is a bit of an odd one; it sounds rather Victorian to me!

Here is some pleasant sweat in a train:

pocari sweat
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Younger Japanese more at risk from heatstroke

Have you ever experienced heatstroke? graph of japanese statisticsDIMSDRIVE Research recently published a quick look at heatstroke awareness.

Between the 23rd of June and the 3rd of July 2015 5,202 members of the DIMSDRIVE monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.7% of the sample were male, 2.7% in their teens or twenties, 12.8% in their thirties, 29.2% in their forties, 30.7% in their fifties, 17.% in their sixties, and 7.5% aged seventy or older. Note that it looks as if the age data has been skewed by a decade, but checking other recent surveys it is consistent with them. Perhaps this is some copyright trap?

The results here seem counter-intuitive, and seem to contradict reports that say about 50% of those hospitalised this summer were over 65 years old. However, younger people are probably more able to avoid a hospital visit, and perhaps increased awareness through schools has increased self-diagnosis, so the numbers make more sense if this is taken into account.

Personally, I wear a hat, although preventing melanoma on my head is the main aim, as my father gets regular treatment due to over-exposure when he was younger. I once had what was probably heatstroke (rather than just common non-specific heat exhaustion) when on entering an air-conditioned room after a prolonged time outside I started sweating freely from just about every pore in my body. It was moderately scary at the time, although rather humorous to look back at now!
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When Japanese feel Japanese in the West

Since it’s still the holidays here in Japan, here is a nice survey from goo Ranking into when Japanese feel their Japaneseness when in the West.

Demographics

Between the 24th of April and the 8th of May 2015 1,731 members of the public voted in an open poll conducted through the goo Ranking web site. No further demographic information was presented.

I must be partially Japanese, as I am often surprised at how poor the customer service is in the West, particularly cashiers not focusing on their job, instead chatting with the person on the next till as they are serving you!

Here’s a random photo of 1 and 8 together:

Sushi Rice
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Losing your car in a car park

Would you use an app to lead you to your car parking place? graph of japanese statistics

This is a bit of an odd survey – actually an advertorial press release thinly disguised as a survey – into getting lost in a car park.

Demographics

On the 18th of July 2015 Emprize conducted an internet survey, interviewing 500 people of both sexes aged between 20 and 49. No further demographic information was offered, but it appears all were car drivers.

I can’t remember losing a car in a car park, although I’ve had occasional occurances of not being able to spot a rental car as I cannot remember the colour or shape, but a quick press of the remote control to blip the indicators usually suffices.

I did however, once really lose a car in a car park; I had a rental car, and due to schedule issues, the rental company told me over the phone to leave it at a station car park. About three weeks later they contacted me at the office to ask where their car was; the note that they had taken to collect the car must have got lost somewhere along the way.
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Worries about your home while on holiday

Just a quick translation tonight as I’m on holiday, but at home so I presentky have none of these worries while on holidays that this survey from goo Ranking looked at.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where over the 18th and 19th 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.

Quite frankly, if I were to go on holiday now, my biggest worry would be cockroaches! We had one tonight and one last Sunday, so I wonder if we were away they would breed and we’d come back to a house overrun!

Here is a random open window; whether or not there are people worrying about its openness is unknown…

Red, White & Blue - 40/52
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EU cookie notice regulations

By the way, to comply with an EU directive, you now get a message at the bottom of the screen telling you that I use cookies.

It seems rather pointless to me, but Google requires me to do something… If you notice it misbehaving, etc, please drop me a note.

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

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
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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.
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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
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