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The cutest dog bums in Japan

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Let’s skip the usual niceties and soon head to the details of this survey conducted by iBRIDGE’s Research Plus for goo Ranking, looking into, as it were, cute dogs’ rears.
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Erotic men bits, according to Japanese women

With the real summer upon us, goo Ranking took a look at what bits of men’s bodies on display in summer do women find erotic. If a female body version appears, I will of course report it, although I suspect the answers will be much more limitied…

Demographics

goo Rankings seems to have switched permanently to a different research company, iBRIDGE’s Research Plus, where between the 7th and 10th of July 2014 500 members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was split 50:50 male and female, but no further demographics were given. This question was for the females only.

I hope this image of answer number one doesn’t get my female readers too hot under the collar:

I can do the hairy chest bit, but all of the others are way out of my reach!
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Wives’ disappointments after five years of marriage

I’m still trying to get back into the swing of blogging, so here comes another stopgap from goo Ranking, looking at what changes in their husbands wives were disappointed to see after five years of marriage.

Demographics

goo Rankings seems to have switched permanently to a different research company, iBRIDGE’s Research Plus, where between the 27th and 30th of June 2014 500 members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was split 50:50 male and female, but no further demographics were given. This question was for the females only, and looking at the percentages below, a further sub-sample was used, perhaps those married for five years or more?

I was all these things before we got married, so I don’t think I’ve disappointed my wife.
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Japanese’ worst drunken moments

I’m back with more nonsense from goo Ranking, taking a look at the most horrible drunken incidents they have experienced.

Demographics

Between the 27th and 30th of June 2014, 500 members of not the goo Research monitor group, but instead a company named iBridge, more specifically their Research Plus monitor group, completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was exactly 50:50 male and female, and rather than award 100 points to the top answer, they chose to report the results as a percentage of the total.

I guess the drunken train sprawl is too commonplace to feature in the list!

Note also that this survey most likely presented a list of all 25 situations and people indicated those they had experienced, or at least remembered having experienced.

Disappointingly, I can only recall having five of these experiences – surely my readers can do better!
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Bad stuff other people do on the internet

goo Ranking recently published a survey looking at what internet-based actions by other people might be considered bad behaviour.

Demographics

The survey was conducted between the 26th and 28th of March 2014, and 1,088 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. I have finally found where they hid the demographic information, so I can also inform you that 52.6% of the sample were female, 22.2% in their teens, 25.7% in their twenties, 26.5% in their thirties, and 25.6% in their forties. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

I suppose this blog would fall somewhere around the number 18 category, although I do add value by translating, honest!
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Knocking big knockers

goo Ranking took a look at big breasts, specifically the problems with them.

Demographics

The survey was conducted between the 26th and 28th of March 2014, and 1,048 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. I think the survey was for the women in the sample only, but it is not clear from the description.

A fine pair of knockers yesterday:

I translated this survey in the first person, but non-big-breasted people also answered.
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Facebook clickbait Japanese cannot resist

goo Ranking had another fun survey, this time looking at what dodgy link topics on SNS’s people end up clicking on.

Demographics

The survey was conducted between the 26th and 28th of March 2014, and 1,048 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

Sadly, “Translations of dodgy link topics” does not feature on the list.
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Friends’ mildly disagreeable behaviour

I’ve translated a number of surveys about what makes Japanese people want to run a mile, but here we have a survey about words or actions of friends that make you want to run perhaps just a couple of hundred feet.

Demographics

The survey was conducted over the 3rd and 4th of March 2014, and 1,067 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.
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“It’s just not my day!” train happenings

goo Rankings took a look at moments on the train or the station that make people think “It’s just not my day!”.

Demographics

The survey was conducted over the 3rd and 4th of March 2014, and 1,067 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

My event, which happens about once a month, is when someone brings on a 551 Horai carry-out and stinks out the carriage with it. Incidentally, when I was in a slightly posh cafe once, an adjacent table was asked to wrap up their 551 Horai tightly to stop the smell bothering other patrons.

I can smell them just by looking at this picture…
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The Twenty Habits of Highly Effective Oyaji

Unlike the similarly-titled better-known book, these are habits you do not want to pick up! An oyaji is a middle-aged man, usually a derogatory term for the kind of middle-aged guy who has the various habits listed below. This survey was by goo Research, and a more correct title translation would be what oyaji habits would you not want to acquire.

Demographics

The survey was conducted from the 22nd to the 24th of February 2014, and 1,047 people completed a private web-based questionnaire. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. This survey is for the males of the sample only.

Rather than trying to find a picture of someone hacking up phlegm, here instead are two (point five) online acquaintances who do a regular Two and a Half Oyajis YouTube show.

I have a bit of a cold this weekend, so I’ve been scolded twice today already for hacking up phlegm with a “you’re sounding like an oyaji!” comment from my wife.

About the only one I do is number 4, licking my fingers to open plastic bags at the supermarket. And number 19, of course, which reminds me I wonder if I can find a survey that investigates why women happily wear mini and micro skirts or shorts so frequently, but cleavage is perhaps a once per week sighting for me.

For number 20, according to the internet, in a dodgy pub where you are a regular, doing the finger “x” thing is acceptable; anywhere else is a major faux pas, it seems.
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