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Sport participation rate among male adults 2019, by type of activity

In a survey conducted in 2019, close to 63 percent of male adults in Japan were participating in walking as a physical exercise. Around 20 percent were participating in jogging or doing a marathon during the last year.

Sports participation rate among adult men in Japan in 2019, by type of activity

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

November 22 to December 13, 2019

Number of respondents

20,000 respondents

Age group

18-79 years

Special properties

multiple answers possible; physical activities that the respondents participated in within the last year

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Portball is a sport similar to basketball and originates in Osaka Prefecture.
**Ground golf, park golf, and mallet golf were invented in Japan and have a similar form and rules to golf.

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