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Totes delish scoff LOL: when schadenfreude tastes sweetest for Japanese

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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.

Demographics

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.

Demographics

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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Demographics

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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Japanese parents think handwriting still a necessary skill

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Is it necessary to teach children handwriting? graph of japanese statistics
Although this survey was mainly an excuse for Zebra to promote their online neat handwriting lessons, this look at neat handwriting revealed a number of interesting statistics.

Demographics

At some point in time, Zerba conducted a survey amongst 600 parents of children in primary or secondary education. No further demographics or other details were offered.

I hear that in the USA, they have generally given up teaching joined-up writing, and furthermore I also heard that some schools go so far as deducting marks for handwritten submissions, expecting printouts to be presented instead.

I’m a Luddite, and even though I have a write-only scrawl, I do find it much easier to write stuff out on paper, particularly when problem-solving regarding software design.
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Young working women and acne

Orbis, a cosmetics company, has recently released an acne care series of potions, thus commissioned a survey into acne care to coincide with the launch.

Demographics

Recently Orbis surveyed 500 women between the ages of 25 and 35 and in full-time employment; no further details were given on the demographics or the sample selection method, etc.

Here’s a vending machine selling a competing product, Proactiv:

Vending machines selling Proactiv SOLUTION.

I’m unable to comment on this, and I managed to avoid acne during my youth.
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What makes people think someone might be an otaku

goo Ranking recently published a look at what makes people think someone might be an otaku, a geek/nerd too interested in games or anime.

Demographics

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.

Spot the otaku in this group!

sleep, PSP, DS, DS, sleep

Number 4 doesn’t really make sense to me, although I suspect it might be related to the manga genre BL, Boys Love and givers and receivers… Perhaps some otaku readers can help me out!

Number 13 might refer to this story, as I believe the special offer packets were limited to convenience stores.

For 16, what is the secret behind blue vinyl bags?
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Most non-users of electronic cash just don’t feel any need for it

Today is a rather ordinary survey, a regular look by NTT Com Research (ex-goo Research) into electronic cash, their fourth regular survey into this topic.

Demographics

Between the 11th and 17th of March 2015 1,065 members of the NTT Com Research monito group completed a private, internet-based questionnaire. 53.6% of the sample were male, 2.2% in their teens, 27.3% in their twenties, 21.8% in their thirties, 16.9% in their forties, and 31.8% aged fifty or older.

I have a bit of confusion over the numbers here; there is a clear statement that from the 1,065 in the sampe, 336 were non-users of electronic cash, a figure backed up by the sample size for Q2. However, this means 31.5% were non-users (this percentage is also mentioned in the text), but in Q1 it is 28.0% from the full sample that say they are currently non-users.

Instead of a graph, here is Hello Kitty dressed up as the duck-billed platypus mascot for Osaka area JR railway IC card.

Hello Kitty x ICOCA Mascot
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Bad stuff that happens at Rakuten

This survey was conducted over six months ago, but only appeared this week, a look by goo Ranking at typical happenings at the net shopping site Rakuten.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 20th of August 2014 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I avoid Rakuten myself, mainly due to all the rumours I hear about being spammed to death every time you go shopping.
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Whisky habits in Japan

Have opportunities to drink whisky increased recently? graph of japanese statisticsWhisky, specifically Scotch, is going through a bit of a mini-boom right now in Japan, with the widely-popular morning drama (daily, 15 minutes over breakfast) this year being about the first Japanese whisky distiller and his Scottish wife. Although the whisky company the story is based on is Suntory, it was Asahi that conducted this survey into whisky.

Demographics

Between the 4th and 10th of March 2015 1,314 people aged 20 or older completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further details on the demographics, let alone the sample size collection method, was described.

The most heavily-advertised means of drinking whisky is the highball, with the linked advert being for cheap and nasty whisky that probably is best drowned in a pint of soda and ice! On the other hand, a couple of months ago I was in a bar selling Macallan highballs (link is NSFW, Not Safe For Whisky-lovers) an action which should be illegal!
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