Men in Twenties Go Out Less on Weekends and Holidays in Japan: Survey (News)


Tokyo, Nov. 22 (Jiji Press)—Men in their twenties in Japan went out far less on weekends and holidays in 2015 than 30 years ago, a government survey has found.

The average number of their daily travels stood at 1.91 for weekdays and 1.24 for weekends and holidays, down sharply from 2.98 and 2.31, respectively, in 1987, when the survey started, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism reported Tuesday.

The number of daily travels comes to 0.0 with no outing and to 2.0 if a round trip is made. The figure will increase from 2.0 depending on the number of additional places visited.

Behind the growing reluctance to go out among young men could be the spread of Internet usage to individuals, proliferation of smartphones and expansion of parcel delivery businesses, pundits said.

The average number of daily travels for all respondents came to 2.17 for weekdays and 1.68 for weekends and holidays. Women in their twenties made 2.01 weekday travels and 1.61 weekend and holiday travels on average.

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