Changing culture or just getting older?

Good morning everyone,

Yesterday, one of my students said it was so warm outside, but the two times I was outside-early morning and late evening-were both pretty damn cold, if you ask me! Ha ha! Today is supposed to see a high of 14C in Hiroshima and tomorrow will be cooler and unfortunately it will also rain. Sunday is looking ok-a high of 10C and a mix of sun and clouds. Then Monday and Tuesday are looking pretty much the same.

NHK Broadcasting conducts a survey every five years to help make programming decisions for TV and radio. And according to the latest poll, Japanese people are getting more active early in the morning.

In the latest poll, conducted in October, the proportion of people who are awake by 7:15 a.m. increased from the previous survey in a wide range of age groups, including young people.

The proportion of those who are at work by 8 a.m. or earlier rose to 20 percent.

The survey showed that respondents spend three hours and 18 minutes watching TV on average per weekday, 10 minutes less than in 2010. TV-viewing time decreased for all age groups.

The proportion of people who read newspapers for 15 minutes or more per day decreased to 33 percent from 41 percent. The percentage fell below 10 percent for both men and women in their 20s.

The survey also found that people spend more time on activities such as eating and preparing to go out, and less on activities like entertainment.

I'm sorry-those are all the details I could find in English. It sounds like an interesting survey and I'd like to see more information-specifically, the breakdown among age, gender, socio-economic status and region.

I always head out in the morning around 7 and I haven't noticed any increase in the number of people who are up and about. Maybe Hiroshimans sleep in...ha ha! How about you? Do you find yourself getting up earlier?

Have a great day!


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