Reasons to hate midsummer trains in Japan

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Inventions Japanese should boast to the world about

goo Ranking had a relatively sensible survey this week, what inventions Japan should boast to the world about.

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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 didn’t realise Japan first developed boil-in-the-bag curry! Here’s the latest advert for Chicken Ramen:


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Surprising stuff kids could buy in post-war Japan

goo Ranking recently published a list of stuff people were surprised to learn kids could buy in post-war Japan, specifically the Showa Era, up to 1989.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 23rd and 27th of April 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Here is the closest kids these days can come to number 6, Kids’ Beer, or more correctly since it has recently been renamed, Kids’ Drink.

こどもののみもの
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Mutton dressing as lamb

goo Ranking recently published a look at when people think older women overdo trying to look young.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 23rd and 27th of April 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I was going to add a photograph, but then I thought that the subject might not be too pleased to know that they had been tagged as mutton. Instead here’s an older woman with a lamb.

Peru - Peruvian woman and her baby lambs as pets.
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Old geezers on Facebook

Let’s look at fish out of water (I include myself here!), the features of older men on Facebook and other SNS.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 23rd and 27th of April 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I think I manage to avoid all of the behaviours listed here, mainly due to avoiding being sociable on social networks. However, I do have various friends on Facebook who soon chuck in their own two cents at the merest hint of a political discussion.
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Features of people who can’t get the job done

Following up on last week’s look at surprising features of people who get the job done, we have goo Ranking now looking at features of people who cannot get the job done.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 23rd and 27th of April 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

You will notice that the top feature is not being able to set a time limit, but this has no relation whatsoever to me posting this a day late…

I scored well on the other positive survey, so fortunately I don’t think too many in this survey apply to me.

I think this desk crosses the line from “productively messy” to “utter tip”.

2011-04-19 12.57.56
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