Three in four Japanese workers dissatisfied, most try to improve situation


Are you satisfied at work? graph of japanese recently reported on a survey conducted by JR Tokai Express Research into how people rate the company they work for. The fieldwork was conducted on the 14th of February, with 330 people from their online monitor group successfully completing a private internet-based questionnaire. It’s probably useful to cross-reference this with my recent translation of a survey on middle-age job opportunities.


The 330 people were all employed in private industry, with an overwhelming 95.5% male. All of the sample was aged 30 or older, with 35.8% in their thirties, 52.7% in their forties, 10.6% in their fifties, and 0.9% in their sixties.

My degree of satisfaction (or otherwise, as the case may be) with my employer is documented to some extent in my weekly newsletter, available by either entering your email address in the box below, or by visiting the newsletter archives on Google. Only recently have I started to put some effort into resolving matters, but I am seeing possible signs that something positive may happen.

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Survey results

Q1: Are you satisfied with your current place of work? (Sample size=330)

On the whole satisified, but some there are some dissatisfing points (to SQ1)43.6%
A little dissatisfied (to SQ1)18.5%
Rather dissatisfied (to SQ1)11.2%

Q1SQ1: Have you made any effort to improve these matters that you are dissatisfied with? (Sample size=242)

Yes (to SQ2)75.6%

Q1SQ2: Has your effort to improve your situation borne fruit? (Sample size=183)

Not seen any result yet47.0%
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