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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.

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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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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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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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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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Dodgy health techniques

goo Ranking looked at what healthy living methods do Japanese feel doubtful about the effectiveness of.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 16th and 20th of January 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I don’t know what that number 4 is all about, and I certainly don’t want to find out, although I suspect it might be related to kombucha:

Kombucha SCOBY
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Fifteen secrets about Funassyi

Fresh from his appearance at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, goo Ranking revealed fifteen secrets on Funassyi, the hyperactive pear fairy from Funabashi in Chiba.

Let’s skip the usual demographics and get to the secrets revealed by Funassyi’s own words:

Rank Secret
15 Funassyi’s rival is Rob Halford, lead singer of Judas Priest
14 The first CD Funassyi bought was Deep Purple’s Machine Head
13 Funassyi is a miraculous Pear Fairy that appears only once every 2000 years
11= Funassyi skived off morning school lessons to eat Mos Burger
11= Funassyi loves peaches, meat, pears, and wood lice; hates mozuku seaweed
10 Funassyi was born on the Fourth of July 138 AD
9 Funassyi’s parents are ordinary pear trees
8 Funassyi secretly had a pet mamushi snake as a child, but Funassyi’s parents got angry when they found out
7 Funassyi’s apartment is infested with cockroaches and mice
6 The whites of Funassyi’s eyes became grey when Funassyi appeared in the human world
5 Funassyi’s real name is Funadius IV
4 Funassyi has a total of 274 brothers and sisters
3 Funassyi has a habit of lying; 27.4% of Funassyi’s statements are untrue
2 Funassyi’s blue bottom half is not clothes, but a tattoo
1 The red bit in Funassyi’s stomach is not a ribbon but spurting blood
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100 yen shop regrets

goo Ranking recently reported on a survey into regrets on buying items at a 100 yen shop.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 19th of January and 2nd 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.

100 Yen Shop

I’ve had many successes than regrets at the 100 yen shop, but sellotape is one of the worst choices; the tape is too tough to rip by hand, but the glue too weak. I really cannot think of anything else right now, especially as when I recently moved about half the new items of furnishings and fittings I bought were probably from various 100 yen shops. My best was a shower curtain I repurposed into two curtains for the bathroom windows, using 100 yen poles to hold the curtain, then I used the remaining curtain to cover a glass door leading on to the bathroom.

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Stuff love can not be blind to

goo Ranking recently published a survey into what manners-related behaviour by one’s partner people could not forgive, for both men looking at women and women looking at men.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 16th and 20th of January 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Here’s a couple getting a bit too friendly on the train; at least they aren’t sitting legs akimbo.

Drunk Couple Train Tokyo

My wife is terrible for slamming car doors, but as we don’t own, just occasionally rent, I can forgive her. Furthermore, not grabbing as many free tissues as possible is a minus in my book!

I find it interesting that the top one for females is noisy eating, yet most guys I know have horrendously noisy eating habits. Perhaps they change when they are at home?
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When women feel damned by faint praise

goo Ranking recently published a short ranking survey into what praise from men they are not happy to hear.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where on the 13th of January 2015 500 members, all female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I’m not sure what number 2 is all about, or if it is just my poor translation; it could also be “You’ll have a lot of money in the bank”, which I suppose is a polite way of saying one has more money than sense. Here’s someone being good with makeup, I suppose:

Sailor girl makeup
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