Internet beats comics in cafes

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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.

Demographics

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.
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One in five Japanese still clinging to their videos

Do you watch television programs in real time or recorded? graph of japanese statisticsA recent survey from Marsh Inc, reported on by japan.internet.com, into recording television programs found the use of video tapes outnumbering Blu-ray players.

Demographics

Between the 19th and 23rd of May 2010 300 members of the Marsh monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was 50:50 male and female, 2.0% in their teens, 18.0% in their twenties, 20.0% in their thirties, 20.0% in their forties, 20.0% in their fities, and 20.0% aged sixty or older.

I watch more TV in real-time than recorded – weekdays is usually real-time, weekends is catching up with what I’ve missed.
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Bluetooth awareness still quite low in Japan

Do you know about Bluetooth? graph of japanese statisticsI haven’t looked at Bluetooth for a while, but still, according to this survey from Marsh Inc, reported on by japan.internet.com, into Bluetooth, awareness is quite low; despite Japanese mobiles being advanced in many other features, Bluetooth is still a rarity.

Demographics

Between the 26th and 31st of May 2010 300 members of the Marsh monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was exactly 50:50 male and female, 2.0% in their teens, 18.0% in their twenties, 20.0% in their thirties, 20.0% in their thirties, 20.0% in their forties, 20.0% in their fifties, and 20.0% aged sixty or older.

My netbook comes with a Bluetooth LED and had a Bluetooth driver installed, but it doesn’t actually have any Bluetooth hardware…
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Internet more fun than Japanese television

Which is more enjoyable, television or internet? graph of japanese statisticsIt’s been a couple of years since the last time I translated a survey into television versus internet, so I was interested to see how the numbers have changed according to this recent survey from Marsh Inc, reported on by japan.internet.com, into computer and internet usage, but focusing on television-related issues.

Demographics

Between the 28th of April and the 7th of May 2010 (quite a long span!) 300 members of the Marsh online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was 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.

The results seem to display a definite trend back to television, although the article does not attempt to ascribe a reason for this, although I feel for such a change to happen in just 7 or 8 months the only reason can be that their sampling methodology either is poor or has changed since the last survey; I don’t think it is a real change in behaviour.
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Majority use mobile phone alarms to wake up

How do you most often wake up? graph of japanese statisticsA recent survey by Marsh Inc, reported on by japan.internet.com, into mobile phone alarms found mobiles preferred by over twice as many over traditional alarm clocks.

Demographics

Between the 12th and 16th of May 2010 300 members of the Marsh online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was 50:50 males and female, 0.7% in their teens, 19.3% in their twenties, 20.0 in their thirties, 20.0% in their forties, 20.0% in their fifties, and 20.0% agred sixty or older.

Sigh, I cannot remember the last time I woke up naturally as five days a week I have to face this:


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Dealing with computer problems in Japan

What do you usually do if your PC has a problem? graph of japanese statisticsThis short report on a survey from Marsh Inc by japan.internet.com into home computer environment, but in particular on computer problems, found over two-thirds tried to fix problems themselves first.

Demographics

Between the 14th and 16 of April 2010 300 members of the Marsh monitor panel completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was exactly 50:50 male and female, 1.3% in their teens, 18.7% 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.

I have Windows Update set to download automatically, as I usually want to check to see what’s getting updated, and I can delay the update until I finish a session, to prevent the reboot reminder getting in the way. At work we are supposed to switch it off; I’d like to say it’s because it gives the IT department a chance to test out stuff, but I suspect it’s more for a dubious reason like preventing overload of the local network.
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Over two in three switch home PCs off after use

When do you power on your home computers? graph of japanese statisticsA recent survey from Marsh Inc, reported on by japan.internet.com, looked at one’s home computer environment and found relatively few left their home PC running 24/7.

Demographics

Between the 7th and 11th of April 2010 300 members of the Marsh online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 50.0% of the sample were male, 2.0% in their teens, 18.0% 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.

I have two computers at home, a desktop and my netbook, which I use when my wife is on the desktop for her evening email check. Both machines are only ever on during active use; we hit the Sleep button if we’re going to be away from the computer for less than thirty minutes, but otherwise it’s a complete power down. It might have been interesting to see if those who switch off mean unplugging, sleeping, hibernating, or letting them automatically enter sleep or hibernate mode.
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How the internet changes reading habits in Japan

Where do you read more, on the internet or in books? graph of japanese statisticsA recent survey from Marsh Inc, reported on by japan.internet.com, took an interesting look at books, and in particular how the internet has changed people’s habits.

Demographics

Between the 31st of March and the 2nd of April 2010 300 members of the Marsh monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was 50:50 male and feamle, 1.0% in their teens, 19.0 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.

I probably read slightly more in books than on-screen, especially if printed-out technical documentation and papers are taken into consideration. Since starting using the internet, however, spare time is much more likely to be filled with surfing than with reading, and now with a netbook, it will get stuffed into a rucksack with much more frequency than a book.
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Communication with friends main reason for starting internet

How long have you been using the internet from a computer? graph of japanese statisticsA recent survey conducted by Marsh Inc and reported on by japan.internet.com into internet use also found a lot of old hands out there.

Demographics

Between the 24th and 26th of March 2010 300 members of the Marsh online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 50.0% of the sample were female, 1.0% in their teens, 19.0% 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.

I’m trying to think back as to why exactly I started using the internet – I used to be on Compuserve (wow! it’s still going!), but then when it shut down its walled garden to move to an internet-based system I just moved too. I suppose it was simply a mix of curiousity and necessity.
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Car navigation systems owned by majority of Japanese drivers

How often do you use your car navigation system? graph of japanese statisticsRecently japan.internet.com reported on a survey conducted by Marsh Inc into car (satellite) navigation systems.

Demographics

Between the 11th and 14th of March 2010 300 driving license-holding car owners completed a private internet-baed questionnaire. 50.0% of the sample were female, 20.0% 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.

In the west I have been getting the impression recently that dedicated car navigation devices are being pushed out by smartphones with often free navigation software. However, in Japan the market is quite well-established with large-screen feature-filled system the norm, so perhaps smartphones will have less of an impact here. That would be an interesting aspect to perform a survey on.

The report does note that compared to just seven months ago (September 2009), the share of owners has gone up by five percentage points.
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