Surprising Japanese parent mad skillz


I think that’s the term young folk would use for this survey from goo Ranking that looked at what people would be surprised to see their parents using like it was second nature.


Over the 22nd and 23rd of July 2011 1,114 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 65.4% of the sample were female, 12.3% in their teens, 16.5% in their twenties, 28.6% in their thirties, 24.8% in their forties, 10.1% in their fifties, and 7.7% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

Here’s a couple of old folk giving it laldy on Dance Dance Revolution:

Via Japan Probe.

Ranking result

Q: What would you be surprised to see your parents using or doing skillfully? (Sample size=1,114)

Rank Score
3mixi, Facebook, other SNS66.8
6Osaifu Keitai, mobile phone electronic cash50.7
7Electronic cash (non-mobile phone)46.0
8Social game45.1
9=Microsoft Excel, Word, other office software38.8
9=Console game38.8
11Portable audio player37.9
12Programming the video timer34.8
13Digital memo (Pomera, etc)26.2
14Printer, scanner24.7
15Car satellite navigation21.1
16Online shopping site20.4
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1 Comment »

  1. Lurker said,
    October 12, 2011 @ 12:06

    Except for the glaring #4, this would be the same in almost any western(ized) country.

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