Mothers More Respected Than Fathers in Japan: Survey (News)


Tokyo, June 16 (Jiji Press)—More children in Japan respect their mothers than those who admire their fathers for the first time since 1997, according to a survey conducted by major Japanese ad agency Hakuhōdō Inc.

Ahead of Father's Day on Sunday, the result comes as an unwelcome surprise to fathers in Japan.

The survey, launched in 1997 and conducted every 10 years to check long-term changes in children's perceptions and behavior, covered 800 children, from fourth- to eighth-graders, in the greater Tokyo area.

The share of children who respect their mothers grew 13.3 percentage points from 1997 to 68.1%, hitting a record high.

Meanwhile, the proportion of children who think highly of their fathers came to 61.5%, almost unchanged from 59.7% in 1997.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

Jiji Press family