Weekly minutes of eating among Japanese 1976-2016

The statistic illustrates the results of a survey conducted every five years about the weekly average time spent on meals of people living in Japan. In 2016, people in Japan spent on average 101 minutes per day on eating meals, equaling about one hour and 41 minutes and representing the second highest amount of time during the surveyed period. The highest amount of time used for meals was in 1981 with around 110 minutes, equaling one hour and 50 minutes.

Weekly average time spent on meals among people in Japan from 1976 to 2016

Time use in minutes
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Sources

Release date

September 2017

Region

Japan

Survey time period

October 15 to 23, 2016

Number of respondents

200,000 in approx. 88,000 households

Age group

15 years and older

Special properties

foreigners living in Japan are included; working and nonworking population included

Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

Supplementary notes

Data prior to 2016 comes from previous surveys. The Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities has been conducted every five years.
Number of respondents:
2011 n=200,000
2006 n=200,000
2001 n=200,000
1996 n=270,000
Methodologies/sample rates of surveys prior to 1996 are not shown by the source.
Publication date given here is the day of the last update.

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