Living in Japan, part 1 of 3

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The Cabinet Office, Government of Japan (that seems to be the official title anyway), conducted a wide-ranging survey regarding the people of Japan’s everyday life. This is rather a large survey, so it will be published in three parts on subsequent days. 6,924 people participated in the poll, conducted by face-to-face interviews in various areas throughout Japan. Most people are basically happy to some degree, but the shadow of ill-health and old age hangs over many people.

Q1: Compared with this time last year, how is your home life?

Improving4.0%
About the same68.9%
Getting worse26.1%
Don’t know1.1%

Q2: Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your current way of life?

Satisfied7.7%
Reasonably satisfied51.8%
A bit unsatisfied27.0%
Unsatisfied10.5%
Neither satisified nor unsatisfied2.6%
Don’t know0.3%

Q3: In each of the following lifestyle-related categories, how satisfied are you?

Q3A: Income, salary

Satisfied5.6%
Reasonably satisfied35.4%
A bit unsatisfied36.1%
Unsatisfied19.2%
Neither satisified nor unsatisfied2.9%
Don’t know0.8%

Q3B: Savings

Satisfied3.8%
Reasonably satisfied31.6%
A bit unsatisfied36.9%
Unsatisfied22.4%
Neither satisified nor unsatisfied3.7%
Don’t know1.6%

Q3C: Car, electrical goods, furniture and other durable consumer goods

Satisfied11.3%
Reasonably satisfied58.2%
A bit unsatisfied19.8%
Unsatisfied6.4%
Neither satisified nor unsatisfied3.1%
Don’t know1.1%

Q3D: Home life

Satisfied16.3%
Reasonably satisfied54.3%
A bit unsatisfied18.8%
Unsatisfied8.1%
Neither satisified nor unsatisfied2.0%
Don’t know0.4%

Q3E: Leisure, free time activities

Satisfied10.4%
Reasonably satisfied46.1%
A bit unsatisfied27.1%
Unsatisfied11.7%
Neither satisified nor unsatisfied3.9%
Don’t know0.8%

Q4: How fulfilled do you feel in your daily life?

Sufficiently fulfilled (to SQ)9.1%
Reasonably fulfilled (to SQ)56.8%
A bit unfulfilled (to SQ)22.8%
Not at all fulfilled7.8%
Neither fulfilled nor unfulfilled (to SQ)2.5%
Don’t know1.0%

Q4SQ: In your daily life, which of the following do you usually feel fulfilled in? (Multiple answer)

When leisurely taking a break42.5%
When gathering and chatting with friends and acquaintances39.3%
When zealously engaged hobbies or sports38.1%
When immersed in work29.6%
When devoted to study9.7%
When in the harmonious family circle4.9%
When doing voluntary work or community activities6.6%
Other1.1%
Don’t know2.5%

Q5: In your daily life, do you feel uneasy or troubled?

I feel uneasy or troubled (to SQ)66.4%
I don’t feel uneasy or troubled32.1%
Don’t know1.5%

Q5SQ: In your daily life, what do you feel uneasy or troubled about? (Multiple answer)

Planning for old age48.3%
My health47.6%
Family’s health41.1%
Prospects regarding future income or savings37.9%
Current income or savings27.0%
Problems in family member’s life, eg education, work, marriage23.7%
Problems in personal life, eg education, work, marriage12.9%
Workplace issues such as tasks, colleagues9.1%
Relationships amongst family or relatives8.6%
Home or work management issues6.9%
Neighbours or neighbourhood related5.8%
Other1.7%
Don’t know0.3%

Q6: In you daily life, do you have time to take a break or pursue your interests, etc?

Have rather a lot of spare time20.7%
Have some spare time43.3%
Don’t have much spare time25.4%
Have almost no spare time10.0%
Don’t know0.7%

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  1. February 9, 2011 @ 16:53

    […] This rather epic survey from the Cabinet Office Japan will be split into multiple parts and posted over the next few days. Here they looked at awareness of society, covering four main areas of country and society, the state of society today, evaluation of government, and how society works. A translation of a similar survey from last year may be found here and two years ago is here. […]

  2. February 9, 2011 @ 16:55

    […] This rather epic survey from the Cabinet Office Japan will be split into multiple parts and posted over the next few days. Here they looked at awareness of society, covering four main areas of country and society, the state of society today, evaluation of government, and how society works. A translation of a similar survey from last year may be found here and two years ago is here. […]

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