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Young people in China are having less sex, survey reveals

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  • A three-year national survey found that younger Chinese people are less interested in sex compared to their parents’ generation.
  • The report found a growing acceptance of homosexuality as well as prematiral sex among the younger demographic.
  • The report suggests that the increasing prevalence of video games, pet ownership and other sources of entertainment may contribute to a decreasing interest.
  • Intense work schedules and the pressure of having children may also explain decreased sexual desires.

China’s younger population is having less sex than their parents’ generation, according to a three-year national survey published in early August. 

The report, titled “Sexuality in China: A review and new findings,” was published on Aug. 3 and written by Jia Yu, Weixiang Luo and Yu Xie. Conducted by a team of demographers and sociologists from China’s top universities, the survey included 6,828 participants.

40 percent of Japanese men in their 20s have never been on a date, says new government report

  • An impressive 40% of Japanese men in their 20s reported having never gone on a date, according to a new government survey.
  • Women in their 20s reported a high but significantly lower number, with 25% reporting they had never been on at least one date.
  • While businesses have seemingly adapted to the singlehood phenomenon, such as offering solo dining spaces in restaurants, the government appears far more alarmed by the dropping marriage rates, sponsoring campaigns to encourage unions.
  • In the same report, one in four Japanese singles in their 30s — irrespective of gender — reported having no desire to get married, citing freedom as the main reason.
  • Japan’s birth rates continue to plummet, with the country hitting a record low in 2021 for the sixth year in a row with 811,604 births.

An impressive 40% of Japanese men in their 20s reported having never gone on a date, according to a new government survey.

In a 350-page white paper on gender equality published this month by Japan’s Cabinet Office, authorities surveyed 20,000 people from various age groups on questions related to marriage and income.

49% of Japanese employees say they have an ‘old guy’ co-worker who doesn’t do any work: survey

  • In a survey conducted by a Japanese consulting business, half of 300 employees said there is "an old guy" who does not do any work at their respective companies.
  • When asked what the “old guy” is doing instead, most participants responded that they often take breaks, browse the internet and stare into space.
  • Almost half of the respondents believe that these men have no desire to work.
  • Participants also expressed that these men often bring low energy to the workplace and create more work for others.

A survey conducted by a consulting company found that 49.2% of respondents at Japanese companies have “old guys who do not work.” 

Shikigaku, located in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, conducted a survey on April 27-28 asking 300 employees who work for companies with staffs of 300 or more, “Is there a old guy who doesn’t work’ in the company you work for?” Of all the respondents, including men and women between the ages 20 and 39, 49.2% agreed. 

A third of Asian Americans have changed their daily routine over fears of being attacked, survey finds

  • Three in 10 (36%) Asian Americans have modified their daily routines in the past 12 months over fears of being threatened or attacked, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
  • Three in five (63%) said violence against Asian Americans is increasing, down from last year’s 81%.
  • The survey also found that Asian Americans were the most critical of all racial groups toward their local officials’ response to violence.
  • As for solutions, about half (48%) of Asian American respondents cited stronger laws against hate crimes as the most effective measure in preventing violence.

Three in 10 Asian Americans have modified their daily routines over fears of threats and attacks, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Polling 365 Asians — from a larger sample of 10,156 U.S. adults — between April 12 and April 18, the survey found that 36% have made such changes in the past 12 months, convinced that they might be targeted because of their race or ethnicity.

South Koreans are getting taller, obesity rates up among men, government study says

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  • A survey conducted by the The Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy's National Institute of Technology and Standards evaluating the body mass indexes (BMI) of Korean populations found that half of Korean men are considered obese.
  • The survey results, released on March 30, also showed that the average height of Korean men and women has increased over the past 40 years.
  • The average BMI for Korean men rose to 24.9.
  • The survey results also showed that the average height increased by 2.5 inches among men and 2.1 inches for women.

A survey conducted in South Korea found that the average heights of Korean men and women, as well as the obesity rate among men, have increased over the past 40 years.

The Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy’s National Institute of Technology and Standards conducted the “8th Korean Human Body Size Survey,” released on March 30, analyzing the weights and heights of the country’s population by gender. 

Asian countries lag behind European ones in UN’s global ranking for happiness

  • The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network released its 2022 World Happiness Report, showing Asian countries lagging behind their European counterparts.
  • In the index of 146 nations, the “happiest” Asian country is Israel at 9th place, and the least happy was considered to be Afghanistan in the 146th spot.
  • The report also ranks Taiwan as the happiest country (26th in the world) in East Asia, Singapore (27th) in Southeast Asia and Nepal (84th) in South Asia.
  • Finland remains at the top overall spot for happiest country in the world for the fifth straight year, while the United States ranks 16th, and the United Kingdom ranks 17th.

Based on the UN’s latest World Happiness Report, Asian countries ranked well behind their European counterparts.

On March 18, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network released its 2022 World Happiness Report, with only one Asian country making it into the top 20 happiest countries in the world.

Survey: 9 in 10 Japanese fear China will invade Taiwan

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  • A poll conducted on Saturday by the Mainichi Shimbun and Saitama University's Social Survey found that 9 in 10 Japanese were concerned that China may invade Taiwan.
  • Among respondents, 56% expressed “strong concerns” while 33% reported having “some degree of anxiety.”
  • The survey also found that 61% of respondents believed it was “reasonable” to send Ukraine bullet-proof vests, while 11% expressed that Ukraine does not need help from Japan.
  • Japan has been in a territorial dispute with China over a chain of islands known as Senakaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.

A survey conducted on Saturday found that 9 in 10 Japanese expressed fear that China may invade Taiwan over territorial disputes.

The poll was conducted by the Mainichi Shimbun and Saitama University’s Social Survey Research Center. The survey asked 1,040 people questions regarding their concerns about China invading Taiwan and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

Infographic: Your favorite ‘Korean’ food may not even be Korean, according to a survey

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  • The Korean Food Promotion Institute (KFPI) conducted a survey asking Koreans whether they considered certain globally popular foods to be Korean or not.
  • The results revealed that among those foods, a majority of respondents did not consider fried chicken to be Korean.
  • The survey follows a previous KFPI survey in which fried chicken was deemed a favorite “Korean” food item among international respondents.

Earlier this week, the Korean Food Promotion Institute (KFPI) released the results of a national survey conducted in the fall, asking Koreans which of the most globally popular “Korean” foods they actually consider to be Korean.

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Survey: 34% of white college students lied about their race to improve their admission, financial aid odds

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A recent survey has found that 34% of its white respondents admitted to lying about being part of a racial minority to boost their chances of getting accepted into college.

Taking advantage: The survey, which questioned 1,250 white college applicants aged 16 and up, discovered that 34% of them lied in their applications, according to Intelligent.

1 in 3 Asian Americans Fear Getting Racially Attacked, Pew Research Center Survey Reveals

Among the different racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., Asians are the most afraid of receiving verbal and physical attacks, a new survey from Pew Research Center revealed. 

Of the 5,109 U.S. adults who participated in the survey, 32% of Asian adults fear they’ll be physically attacked or threatened. In comparison, 21% of Black adults, 16% of Hispanic adults and 8% of white adults expressed the same fear.