Japan ranks last in the percentage of respondents who say that the future of their country will improve. The mindset of young Japanese is worrisome.

【The most common answer in Japan is “Family”, while the other countries answer “What I value in my life” by 18 year olds…】


・The Nippon Foundation’s survey on the attitudes of 18-year-olds toward their country and society. The survey targets 17-19 year olds in Japan, the U.S., the U.K., China, South Korea, and India. Each country had 1,000 respondents.

・When asked about the future of their country, 85% of the respondents in China, 78.3% in India, and 41.4% in South Korea answered that “the future of my country will improve. On the other hand, 15.3% of respondents in Japan answered that “the future of my country will improve,” the lowest among the six countries surveyed.

・When comparing “the level of support for the elderly” and “the level of support for the young,” more young people in Japan thought that support for the elderly was better than that for the young, by a 25.9-point margin. In the other five countries, there was no significant difference.

When asked about themselves, Japanese respondents ranked last among the six countries in the following items: “What I do has purpose and meaning,” “I have dreams for the future,” “I am needed by others,” and “I have a unique personality that I can be proud of.

When asked if they agreed with items regarding their relationship with society, such as “I want to do something useful for my country and society” and “I think I am a responsible member of society,” Japan ranked last among the six countries for all items.

・Fewer than 50% of Japanese youth answered “I think I am an adult” and “I think I can change my country and society through my own actions.

・When asked about what they consider important in life, the most common answer was “family” in the U.S., U.K., China, South Korea, and India. On the other hand, the most common answer in Japan was “My favorite things to do and hobbies (52.5%),” followed by “Family (43.8%)” and “Friends (39.0%)” in second and third place, respectively.



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A little worried about the young Japanese mindset.


I recall writing the following blog before.


【Surprising survey results. Compared to other countries, Japan has extremely few people who “believe in love.】


I was shocked to find that Japan ranked last among the countries surveyed in the percentage of those who “believe in love.” (Japanese, I wish you would believe more in the power of love.)


And this survey also revealed a not-so-good image of the Japanese. (Though the number of respondents in the survey is not that large, 1,000 each.)


・The future of my country will be better.
・What I do has purpose and meaning.
・I have dreams for the future.
・I am needed by others.
・I have a unique personality that I can be proud of.

It is shocking that Japan ranks last among the six countries surveyed in these categories.


I believe that thoughts are the mother of reality.


Not all thoughts become reality, though,

I believe that thoughts attract reality, or rather, they are the source (material) of reality.


For example,

For example, if you are doing the same job or task,

“I’m sure I can do it” and “I’m sure I can’t do it.

and those who do it thinking, “I can’t do it anyway,

There is a definite difference in results.


I think it is very important what kind of thinking (mindset) we have in our daily life and work.


In that sense, the above survey results are very shocking, and I am worried about the mindsets of young Japanese. At the same time, I am worried about their future.


I believe that the Japanese soil and adults are responsible for creating such a mindset.


In the new fiscal year, there may be opportunities to come into contact with newcomers.

At that time, it may be important not only to teach them the details of their jobs, but also to treat them from the perspective of “what kind of words can have a positive impact on their mindset?


This is just a glib comment from a lone wolf composer who has neither boss nor subordinate.


See you then



I believe that the cause of Japan’s stagnation is not a matter of ability, but more of mindset. This survey reminded me of this.





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