63% of Japanese men want wives to work, but 54% of Japanese women want to become full-time housewives, say the results of a recent survey.

The survey, of 1,254 unmarried working men and women, asked questions regarding attitudes to women becoming housewives.

Asked if they wanted to become a housewife after marrying and having a child, 53.8% of women responded either that they wanted to if their husband’s income would comfortably support them, or that they wanted to even if their husband’s income was insufficient.

Major reasons for wanting to become a full-time housewife included “wanting to concentrate on housekeeping and childrearing” at 55.2%, “wanting to devote myself to my hobbies” at 25.5% and “because I don’t like working” at 15%, lending weight to the suspicion that laziness rather than a traditional mentality is a major factor.

Actual expectations were slightly removed from desires – when asked “Do you think you will be able to become a full-time housewife?” 68% thought it either impossible or unlikely, whilst 32% considered it possible or probable.

Meanwhile, men asked whether they wanted their wives to become full-time housewives after marriage and childbirth were mostly against the idea – 63% wanted a wife who would “absolutely” or “if at all possible” work, compared to 37% who wanted a stay-at-home housewife.

Fortunately for women looking for a free ride, men appeared none too resolute in the face of work-shy wives – 60.1% of men who wanted a working wife would either willingly or grudgingly agree to her becoming a housewife, 30.1% would try to persuade her not to, but only 9.7% would give up on marrying such a woman and find someone else.

Japanese politicians planning a “gender equal society” seem not to be aware that women apparently don’t want one, preferring instead one where their husbands do all the work and they stay at home watching TV all day.

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    Comment by Eredale
    18:16 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well both of my parents work, and my dad works at night, so he sleeps at daytime mostly. I'm attending a university, and I have a sister, and I must say that both parents working can also be pretty good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:12 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think this leads to wife cheating more.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:57 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now if only western women could have a similar mindset. I wouldn't mind at all if my wife becomes a housewife, as long as she's good at it (the house has to be in top form). Though I would suggest her to practice atleast some kind of work, 2-3 hours a day, cause you know, work is healthy, keeps your mind off stupid things.

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    Comment by a bag of shit
    19:24 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bad news; Japanese women are pretty westernized. They're as much of promiscuous unfaithful golddiggers as Americans, Canadians, Australians or any other first world country women.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:07 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If only I was born a woman! Oh the things I could get free with ye olde axe wound!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:24 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whatever. In Japan, chances are high that you'll never get to see much of your wife anyway, whether she's off to work or staying at home. That's because of their oppressive, anti-private life kind of society they seem to cherish so much.
    The results are high divorce and adultery rates. Not to mention the booming exploitation, prostitution and social dreck businesses.

    Having any sort of "normal" family life is virtually impossible in any of the japanese mega cities. You'd have to live in the more rural areas for that, but that's not where the moneys at.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:08 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well I can tell you any of the women with a head on their shoulders not just the ones that act out of instinct to have baby after baby after baby before they are 16 will not ever go back to accepting money from a guy just to live in a house without work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:31 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL housewise is the reason why MMORPGs are so popular, especially in China! Housewives playing games is a normality there.

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    Comment by RaspberryKisses
    20:37 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeh cougar's hunting ground...if you met girl in mmorpg it's 50/50 it might be a guy or housewife cougar after your virgin body...

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    Comment by alex251
    16:26 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    now who wants ugly lazy 3D ? :)

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    Comment by steph
    18:01 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    15:08 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually the biggest problem with a stay at home wife isn't the missing paycheck, it's that she has more free time to SPEND money too. A houseworking wife needs an incredible amount of money discipline to keep from driving the whole operation bankrupt.

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    15:30 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Woman place is in home.

    It's good to resist the "Two income trap" where two people working doubles the workforce, letting the swine cut wages with or without outsourcing and illegal labor. Also, two incomes increases expenses due to more fast food, two vehicles, etc. Last but far from least, it creates a "Home" that's just an address.

    What should be the norm again is for women to marry and be housewives and men to demand that their wages be enough (to begin with! I'm talking Janitor, any "Minimum" profession) to support a family.

    Simply put, a "Society" is made up of those people in it. What makes a society worth supporting? Sustenance, culture, mutual protection and security. Two people working and working but still feeling like a giant monster animal is chasing them is NOT sufficient reward.

    And it's a natural thing:

    Men - Get satisfaction when they do something to fill that "Hunter/Gatherer" need. Make $, kill an animal/enemy, fix something, harvest or gather... Then they need to have a "Home base" they can go to relax after exerting themselves.

    Women - Get satisfaction maintaining the "Home Base", cooking, cleaning, socializing with other satisfied women. Seeing the man coming home, especially dragging/carrying something (other than other woman! hehe!) is exciting.

    Not all roles are set in stone, but the main ones are the best and actually the "Deviant" ones even take satisfaction from the "Baseline".

    Yet, for decades, man's enemies have tried to destroy us. They put women in the workforce, often in a position where they could control men or at least had more ability to hurt him, then they did everything possible to reduce wages to cause stress. They've done more damage than any "War of the Worlds" type alien invasion. Yes, I say that if man had to hide in tunnels from bloodsucking monsters in tripods they'd be happier than living paycheck to paycheck to potential homelessness despite all their "Education, work, degrees" etc.

    So, yes, Woman place in home!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:32 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't tell if you are being serious.

    If you aren't, then lol.

    If you are, you are retarded beyond belief.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:05 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    He actually has a point, it's a natural thing. All the species of mother nature have this similar incline. Except we humans are a bit more complex, so our relationships deviate a lot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:23 23/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Woman place is in home."

    Says no sane person ever. Plus, as a male, I find the concept of a house wife abhorrent.

    This is the stupidest post I've read thus far.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:06 30/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh god you are retarded.

    Funniest of all, all this gibberish you're spewing has nothing to do with how real work works and how it worked in past.

    If you use hunter/gatherer trope seriously, I have take for you - get outside, grab stick, take it into pointy stick with piece of rock AND DON'T COME BACK UNTIL YOU HUNTED A WILD BOAR FOR YOUR FAMILY TO FEED.

    Do you get my point? World doesn't work around hunter gatherer and "home base" tropes for at lease several dozens millenia.

    When you have to resort to using prehistoric stereotype to boost your manly image... it's just extremely lame.

    Anyway, do you know what is only* modern profession, that in fact survived for thousands of years unchanged?

    It's farming.

    30 years ago, it was still mostly done with scythes around here, then came Reaper-binders, and only recently we got combines. So, seeing as it was, I can actually tell you how the farming worked:


    There was no ridiculous nonsense about women keeping to the house and men working in fields. Everyone worked on fields, in garden and with the livestock. The only differentator was physical strength - women would weed (don't think it easier than plowing...) garden and men wold do the plowing, man would cut the grain and women would collect it, again - don't make the fallacy in assuming that collecting grain was actually easier, it was more of a strength vs. stamina. Livestock was 50/50% with exception of slaughtering (takes some muscle to cut down 400kg boar:D).
    Most importantly, it wasn't just how one or two farmsteads worked - it was like that everywhere.

    That's how it humanity worked years ago and, as safe bet - centuries and millenias ago too (essentially as long as people could remember).

    It really makes you think that that this whole hunter/homecarer stereotype is pure bullshit made in victorian London or maybe even in XX century.

    Women place was NEVER just in home.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:09 30/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Duplicate comment detected. Yeah right.

    Anyway, TL/DR: Women place was NEVER at home and you're stupid as fuck.

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    13:27 31/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah, Anon troll now WAIT for attention to pass before placing his "Fashionable PC" snipe of my great wisdom and truth...

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    Comment by Nekomancer
    22:09 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Finally someone with a healthy attitude toward gender relations. I'm seriously sick from listening all this politically correct bullsh*t.

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    03:48 30/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thank you!

    IMO, "Political Correctness" is creating far MORE racial/religious hatred than ever before. A generation had grown up with a media and culture that clearly stated that racism was a thing of the past that needed to be overcome.

    For ONE lifetime in man's history, it was unfashionable to hate Jews, for example. Guilt after WW2.

    But then we had a PC media and work life that forced the grinding off of ANY conceivable "Rough Edge" to life. We lost cool restaurant chains like "Sambos", "African Explorer" movies, etc. And lots of white men who were raised to be "Sensitive New Age Guys" felt with all the crap they took from now "Empowered" non-whites and women despite "Progressive attitudes" that they were just being made into the "New N-Word"...

    I sense there's going to be a rather horrible backlash against PC leading to lots of open racism. And I think it was planned.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:27 23/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you mean sending us back to stone age mentality. Then yes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:47 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As if going to work can't make a wife cheat.
    Working a lot she'll be away from her working husband a lot -> she'll get lonely and will look for interaction at her workplace.

    I think women want to have freedom of choice and when they have it they just want to do what they want.

    As Sheryl Nome said why do people struggle to sing and fly "It's cause they can't stand not to be able to"

    It's not about everyone doing it It's about having the freedom to choose to do it or not in the first place. From then on everyone can choose for themselves what they want to do.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:59 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The last thing you want is a bored housewife, because she'll start thinking about all these strage ideas.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:43 30/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nearly half of the ones that wanted to be housewives did not want to work... lazy-ass women...

    Proves that Japanese women are the biggest freeloaders and leeches out there...lol...

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    Comment by Boredude
    08:46 30/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now i see why the guys go for nene, because she works.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:32 30/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate how heterosexist these surveys always are: they never take into consideration gay or lesbian couples.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:28 30/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want both?
    then I guess I need two women...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:17 01/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 24/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes its the sad truth - I asian so I know what happens, women want nothing more than to be housewives which has become a synonym for lifelong couch potatoes, especially in my family where they get servants to do everything for them - they literally sit and to whatever they want all day while the men go and earn money- and with all this free time they do nothing but gossip - and watch shows like gossip girl and god .. it sickens me just talking about it

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    Comment by Nekomancer
    22:10 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The hell with selfish and lazy feminists. You want equality? Then work the same as males. You don't want to work and still demand benefits? Then you don't want equality but supremacy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:42 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    waaa..... housewife huh? I guess girl otaku do exist

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:05 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...and so Japan has a 17% divorce rate? (63 - (100-54))

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:57 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want to be at home doing the cooking and cleaning and my japanese waifu can go to work! Then, when she comes home after a hard day I will start complaining about how little attention i get from her. Lets see how that feels.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:50 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well following Japanese culture, sure they can! They just need to give up being the boss of the money at home.

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    Comment by DP
    09:58 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The wifes is always the boss of the money everywhere in the world.

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    Comment by HKE
    12:46 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    im studying from 13:00 to 20:00 , and in morning i sleep so i only have from 21:00 to 04:00 to watch stuuf like sankaku complex , manga or anime , so what a just say are things that i havent done well im just in my 2 last semester and i finishing get a job becuase my parents dont like me in house , speacially my mother

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:09 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just want someone to share my solitude but that's not gonna happening.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    10:09 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Women who want to get back to the kitchen? What a backwards country japan is :P

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    10:30 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No worries, these non-working parents can still earn profits at home by promoting health products through the internet.... oh wait, those are just scams.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:56 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    See they cry foul and demand equality but once they get it, they don't want to put an equal amount of work to maintain such equality.

    Such a fuckin childish scenario.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    22:25 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Women don't want equality, they want supremacy.
    They want all the assets and none of the drawbacks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't see what is so wrong with being a housewife as long as she works around the house and cares for the children and the man can provide for the family comfortably. It worked for millions of families in the past.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:24 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I support women wanting to become housewives so long as they're supportive and at least attempt to earn their keep by taking care of the husband in a number of ways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:11 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i dont like this surveys.....just 1000 subject???, this reesults are as good as crap

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    Comment by HKE
    10:59 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you know , i thinnk japanese researchers that get this information are lazy bastards because they always only ask 1000 with a contry with more than 100k more times persons in their country 1000 is not even the population of the most little prefecture of japan

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:35 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, I think most commentators here on sancon are lazy retards considering they keep demonstrating their complete and utter ignorance of statistics over and over again. If you do it properly, 1000 persons are more than enough.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:32 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh hey yeah...

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    Comment by g0dslay3r
    10:11 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    “wanting to devote myself to my hobbies” at 25.5%

    having affairs while the husband is away at work?

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    Comment by g0dslay3r
    10:13 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    also is it just a chinese thing where we have our parents take care of our kids so both parents can work?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:35 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds better than the mexican thing where the grandparents watch the first child till they're about six. Just old enough to feed and not kill themselves.
    Any child after the first is then watched by their elder siblings or cousins (if they live close by).

    That's how it was for me at least...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:24 30/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And in Poland and in whole EE block.

    You could easily say, that it's civilized world thing. Just not in Japan:P

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    Comment by Schrobby
    22:16 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Grandparents do that in Germany, too.

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