Typical happenings at a Japanese dentist

Finally I found a good goo Ranking after a long blank stretch, this look at typical happenings at Japanese dentists.

I hate the whole idea of dentists, but it’s a necessary evil, and of course the feeling after getting de-plaqued makes the visit worth it. I also hate hands in my mouth, especially when the dental assistant does flossing; I cannot floss myself, so I use interdental brushes or pre-strung flossing things.

Here’s a random dentist sign:


Working from home: many Japanese keen

Would you like to work from home? graph of japanese statisticsRather appropriately for today, a day where snow, or according to the news I just watched, over-caution about snow, resulted in massive train delays all over the Tokyo area, the Japan Telework Association released a survey into working styles.


Between the 25th and 29th of September 2015 39,929 members of the NTT Com Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. \59.0% of the sample were male, 0.2% in their teens, 4.5% in their twenties, 16.6% in their thirties, 30.0% in their forties, 27.2% in their fifties, 15.8% in their sixties, and 5.6% aged seventy or older. Furthermore, the sample was whittled down to 22,916 people aged between 20 and 69 and in work, either full-time or part-time. From that sample, 43.7% used email for work frequently every day, 12.9% used email once or twice per day, 24.4% used it less than once a day, and 19.0% never. Finally, these 18,565 mail users became the sample for the questions below.

I purposely avoid checking work email from home; I could if I wanted set up my phone to receive mail, but I don’t see why I should do work on my own tab, and anyway, nothing exciting enough happens in the evenings to merit checking email. On the other hand, most of the management I have known in Japan are obsessive micro-managers, so I feel they have to keep in touch to prove their own worth.

YouTube Movies best-known video distribution service

The ex-goo Research, now known as NTTCom Research, recently conducted a survey into video distribution services


Between the 22nd and 24th of January 2015 1,018 members of the NTTCom Research monitor panel completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.6% of the sample were male, 13.7% in their teens, 15.4% in their twenties, 21.2% in their thirties, 17.5% in their forties, 14.7% in their fifties, and 17.5% aged sixty or older.

I think that the survey is a bit flawed as the survey seems specifically about legal distribution of commercial contents, such as with YouTube Movies, but I wonder how many people just assumed the survey was about YouTube itself; however perhaps there was more background explained to the survey respondents?

A couple of months ago I signed up for a free trial of J:COM On-Demand, but I just didn’t have any time to watch anything, so I just cancelled last night.