let’s have a look at this timely survey from goo Ranking into what uses Japanese would like to make of their mobile phones overseas.

via Email, maps and travel guides most wanted on foreign trips | 世論 What Japan Thinks.

No. 2 was “using maps to look up routes”. Can you guess what #1 was?

And here are some other recent surveys. They give an interesting glimpse into Japanese psychology, if you’re interested in that kind of thing.

Continuing the foreign holiday theme, this time goo Ranking looked at when Japanese feel they are back home after overseas travel.

via When Japanese think they’re back home from overseas | 世論 What Japan Thinks.

No.1 is totally predictable.

The final summer holiday-themed survey for today is a look at what tough summer holiday experiences Japanese had as children

via How Japanese spent their summer holidays as kids | 世論 What Japan Thinks.

This one’s pretty depressing. Top of the list is “Was busy with club activities so didn’t have any free time” and “Was busy studying so didn’t have any free time” comes in at #4.  All work and no play and all that, so it’s not surprising that No. 2 is “was at a loose end every day.”