Have you ever used an internet cafe, comic cafe? graph of japanese statisticsIn this latest look, this time by Masrh Inc and reported on by japan.internet.com, into manga and internet cafes, using the internet just managed to outdo reading manga.


Between the 9th and 13th of June 2010 300 members of the Marsh online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was exactly 50:50 male and female, 2.3% in their teens, 17.7% in their twenties, 20.0% in their thirties, 20.0% in their forties, 20.0% in their fifties, and 20.0% aged sixty or older.

Since last reporting on this I have actually been into an internet cafe! However, rather than the rather dodgy-looking ones in the centre of town, I actually used the Kansai Airport one. It was rather a pleasant experience, given the jet lag, and they have a nice range of speciality teas for you to choose from. It’s worth a visit if you’ve got time to burn, although since Kansai Airport has free wi-fi just about everywhere you don’t need to go there just for the connection, assuming you’ve got a suitable portable device.

Research results

Q1: Have you ever used an internet cafe, comic cafe? (Sample size=300)

Yes (to SQ1) 41.7%
No 54.0%
Don’t know what a net cafe, comic cafe is 4.3%

Q1SQ1: What do you mainly do in an internet cafe, comic cafe? (Sample size=125)

  Votes Percentage
Use internet, PC (to SQ2) 94 75.2%
Read manga 91 72.8%
Eat, drink 25 20.0%
Sleep 24 19.2%
Read other books 22 17.6%
Watch DVD, video 20 16.0%
Take a shower 6 4.8%
Play console games 5 4.0%
Other 3 2.4%

Q1SQ2: What sorts of things do you do on computers, the internet? (Sample size=94)

  Votes Percentage
View web sites 86 91.5%
Send, receive mail 37 39.4%
Play online games 20 21.3%
View movies 17 18.1%
Write to bulletin boards 14 14.9%
SNS 9 9.6%
Print out 9 9.6%
Work 8 8.5%
Update blog, own web site 6 6.4%
Chat 6 6.4%
Other 1 1.1%

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