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Italian and gyoza most wanted nearby chains

What Japan Thinks - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 18:46

Japan has many cheap (and not so cheap) chain restaurants and cafes but I’m sure everyone has a favourite they wish were closer. This was the question goo Ranking asked, which chain restaurant do people most wish would open a new branch nearby them.

I’d vote for Tully’s Coffee (random photo from a snack there attached); I find them very pleasant and with very drinkable coffee and cheap pasta lunches. Unfortunately the nearest one (four train stops away) suddenly closed just before the lockdown.

Even though I live beside an express stop train station, all we have is the greasy Chinese spoon Bamiyan and a privately-owned traditional style coffee shop; a nice Tully’s or similar would improve the neighbourhood no end!

Which chain do you wish was closer?

Ranking result Rank
 
Style
Votes
1
Saizeriya
Italian
237
2
Gyoza no Ohsho
Gyoza
200
3
Marugame Seimen
Udon noodles
170
4
McDonald’s
Hamburgers
166
5
Komeda Coffee
Coffee
157
6
Starbucks Coffee
Coffee-flavoured drinks
146
7
Sushiro
Sushi
132
8
Yayoiken
Japanese
122
9
Bamiyan
Chinese
113
10
Tsukiji Gindako
Takoyaki (octopus balls)
104
10
Lucky Pierrot
Hamburgers
104
12
Bikkuri Donkey
Hamburgers
103
13
Mister Donut
Doughnuts
101
14
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
Fried chicken
94
15
Mos Burger
Hamburgers
93
16
Tenka Ippin
Ramen
92
17
Charcoal-grilled restaurant Sawayaka
Hamburgers
90
18
Sushi Zanmai
Sushi
89
19
Kura Sushi
Sushi
87
20
Ringer Hut
Champon ramen
80
21
Burger King
Hamburgers
79
22
Otoya
Japanese
75
23
Yoshinoya
Beef bowls
74
24
Doutor Coffee Shop
Coffee
71
24
Subway
Sandwiches
71
26
Tendon Tenya
Tempura-topped rice bowls
70
27
Curry House CoCo Ichibanya
Curry
66
28
Sugakiya
Ramen
65
29
Negishi
Beef tongue, grated yam and roasted barley rice
64
30
Hama Sushi
Sushi
62
31
Matsuya
Beef bowl
53
32
Nakau
Beef bowl
52
33
White Gyoza
Gyoza
50
34
Dom Dom Hamburger
Hamburgers
49
35
Hidakaya
Ramen
47
36
Gusto
Western
46
37
Lotteria
Hamburgers
45
38
Kappa Sushi
Sushi
43
39
Royal Host
Western
42
39
Osaka Ohsho
Gyoza
42
39
Capricciosa
Italian
42
42
Joyful
Western
40
43
Sukiya
Beef bowl
39
43
Shakey’s
Pizza
39
45
Tully’s Coffee
Coffee
38
46
Yomenya Goemon
Pasta
37
47
Krispy Kream Donut
Doughnuts
34
48
Taco Bell
Tacos
33
48
Bakery Restaurant Saint Marc
Western
33
50
Katsuya
Breaded pork
32
51
Denny’s
Western
31
51
Komoro soba
Noodles
31
51
Hachiban Ramen
Ramen
31
54
Family Dining Yamada Udon
Udon noodles
30
54
Seafood Tavern Sakura Fisheries
Fish
30
56
Gong Cha
Tapioca milk tea
29
57
Yudetaro
Soba noodles
28
57
Cocos
Western
28
59
Hanamaru Udon
Udon noodles
27
60
Jonathan’s
Western
26
61
Maido Ookini Cafeteria
Western
25
62
Baskin-Robbins 31 Ice Cream
Ice cream
24
63
Pepper Lunch
Steak
23
64
Hakone Soba
Soba noodles
21
65
Wako
Breaded pork
18
66
First Kitchen
Hamburgers
12
66
The Meshiya
Japanese
12
68
Chinese Restaurant Ichibankan
Chinese
11
69
Other
 
95
Demographics

Between the 29th of January and the 12th of February 2020 4,545 visitors to the goo Ranking site and associated properties completed a public questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

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Japan and America in the age of Trump; part 3 of 3

What Japan Thinks - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 18:31
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This large-scale survey from NHK’s Broadcast Culture Research Centre looked at Japan and America, with particular focus on the current Trump regime. This will be posted over three nights in chunks of around 9 questions each.

The final part of this survey shows further how Japan perceives that America has lost its way, yet Japan still finds the country is it’s best friend.

Interestingly, despite Japan’s Prime Minister being excessively friendly to Trump, the people rate Obama as the greatest post-war president.

Reseach results Q19: Do you think America should carry out the role of a leader of international society? Yes
62.6%
No
36.1%
No answer
1.2%
Q20: The Trump government, in order to reduce the trade deficit, has raised tariffs on foreign goods and had applied pressure for concessions sitting trade negotiations. What do you think of this approach? Good approach
10.3%
Not good approach
88.6%
No answer
1.1%
Q21: The Trump government has changed the approach to limiting Iran’s nuclear development by unilaterally leaving the agreement to remove sanctions made between America and the EU, etc. How do you rate America’s Middle East policies? Rate them highly
1.3%
Rate to some extent
19.8%
Don’t really rate it
53.2%
Don’t rate it at all
23.9%
No answer
1.9%
Q22: Trump’s government has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement to limit climate change. How do you rate this decision? Rate it highly
1.3%
Rate to some extent
8.2%
Don’t really rate it
35.0%
Don’t rate it at all
54.3%
No answer
1.2%
Q23: Have you ever been to America? Yes
32.3%
No
67.2%
No answer
0.5%
Q24: Do you have any American friends or acquaintances? Yes
13.5%
No
86.0%
No answer
0.5%
Q25: Which of the following impressions do you have of America? A country with deep guns, drugs, etc problems
76.7%
A country with a wide rich-poor divide
57.4%
A country with serious racism issues
55.3%
A military superpower
52.9%
An economic powerhouse
51.5%
A country that welcomes many viewpoints
49.5%
A country with deep ethnic problems
38.4%
A strongly competitive country
33.1%
A country that produces revolutionary techniques and services
26.2%
A country that produces leading culture and entertainment
21.1%
A country that guarantees freedom and equality
20.1%
A peaceful country
2.5%
None of the above
0.9%
No answer
0.8%
Q26: Who do you rate as the best post-war American president? Truman
0.4%
Eisenhower
2.2%
Kennedy
16.7%
Johnson
0.3%
Nixon
1.0%
Ford
0.0%
Carter
2.0%
Reagan
10.8%
Bush (father)
1.6%
Clinton
3.5%
Bush (son)
1.6%
Obama
54.4%
Trump
1.6%
No answer
3.9%
Q27: How friendly do you feel towards the following countries? Q27A: America Very friendly
12.9%
Quite friendly
59.1%
Not really friendly
19.5%
Not friendly at all
6.4%
No answer
2.0%
Q27B: China Very friendly
1.6%
Quite friendly
20.0%
Not really friendly
44.2%
Not friendly at all
31.4%
No answer
2.7%
Q27C: South Korea Very friendly
3.7%
Quite friendly
25.6%
Not really friendly
33.8%
Not friendly at all
34.2%
No answer
2.7%
Q27D: Russia Very friendly
0.4%
Quite friendly
8.2%
Not really friendly
46.4%
Not friendly at all
42.1%
No answer
2.9%
Q27E: India Very friendly
2.7%
Quite friendly
26.6%
Not really friendly
43.1%
Not friendly at all
25.7%
No answer
2.9%
Q27F: European Union Very friendly
5.1%
Quite friendly
40.8%
Not really friendly
34.0%
Not friendly at all
16.6%
No answer
3.5%
Q28: Do you support the Abe cabinet? Yes
45.7%
No
51.7%
Don’t know, no answer
2.6%
Demographics

Between that 13th of February and the 23rd of March 2020 3,600 people of the age of 18 were selected at random from resident registers all over the country to receive the survey via post. 2,195 people, or 61.0%, sent back completed surveys. The sample consisted of 45.3% male and 54.7% female, 9.4% between 18 and 29 years old, 10.0% in their thirties, 14.9% in their forties, 16.5% in their fifties 18.7% in their sixties, and 30.4% aged seventy or older.

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