- 98% of surveyed parents have at least heard of Internet filtering, though only 32.8% have actually used it.
- 96% of 2channel users view the site from home.
- 96% of Aichi Prefecture residents feel uneasy about food safety, up 12 percent from 2007.
- 74% of nationwide survey respondents have not secured large furniture or appliances in preparation of earthquakes.
- 74% of salarymen accept the “inevitability” of getting fired in light of the current recession.
- 69% of Internet users say they subscribe to shopping-related “mail magazines” (newsletters), followed by travel/leisure-related mail.
- 66% of gamers aged between 25 and 34 said “Dragon Quest” is the game title they immediately associate with the RPG genre.
- 63% of Japanese put a nameplate outside their places of residence.
- 55% of survey respondents say they don’t go see movies at theaters because it’s a hassle.
- 42% of office ladies surveyed in Tokyo said they’ve felt that they are taking the masculine role in relationships.
- 42％ of survey respondents created their New Year’s greeting cards on computers.
- 39% of surveyed office workers think cost-cutting measures have had an adverse affect on motivation.
- 34% of women say they don’t want a lover who is in debt.
- 33% of game users bought 5-9 video games last year.
- 32% of people surveyed nationwide are not paying into a pension plan.
- 27% of surveyed salarymen believe are optimistic about their company’s future; 24.2% are pessimistic.
- 25% of people shopping in department food sections are attracted to the smell of burning meat, followed by bread and curry.
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Nintendo’s DS sales got a boost in July with the release of Dragon Quest IX, with sales of the handheld device more than doubling the week of the release. If you’re not yet convinced that you want to buy the game but have a DS, a trial version is available to play for free at selected McDonald’s stores.
Though the restaurant chain already provides free access for gamers who want to play online while munching on a burger, Portable Game Cafe, which opened a new branch in Ikebukuro in July, in addition to their existing Akihabara store, might have a slight edge on McD’s: It’s not free, but for only ¥300 for 30 minutes you enjoy, comfy sofas (napping is allowed), access to comic books and, of course, wireless Internet access. There are unlimited soft drinks available, but if you want to work up more than a sugar buzz, customers are allowed to bring their own booze.
Similar deals can be found at a number of new portable game cafes that have begun to spring up, like at Game Space Kawasaki.
PSP players will want to go to the portable game cafes because McDonald’s doesn’t provide access for users of this handheld. Moreover, if you want real face-time with the gamers you’re playing, be they friends or strangers, the cafes are the place to be.