Happiness among Japanese 2017, by generation

The statistic illustrates the results of a survey about the feeling of happiness among individuals of different generations in Japan as of September 2017. In the period examined, the highest share of people responding to feel happy was among the cinema generation in Japan, at about 79.8 percent. The cinema generation is defined as people born between 1937 and 1945 who worked hard during the high economic growth after World War 2.

Feeling of happiness among individuals in Japan as of September 2017, by generation*

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Source

Release date

August 2018

Region

Japan

Survey time period

September 1 to 12, 2017

Number of respondents

1,036 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

individuals who traveled overseas within the past three years

Method of interview

Online Access Panel

Supplementary notes

Definitions according to the source:
Cinema (birth year 1937-1945): hard workers during the high economic growth period after the World War 2.
Dankai (birth year 1946-1950): baby boomers after the World War 2.
Post-dankai (birth year 1951-1959): first generation to enjoy fashion brands, playing tennis, golf and skiing.
Bubble (birth year 1960-1970): enjoyed life during "Bubble Economy".
Dankai Jr. (birth year 1971-1975): experienced collapse of "Bubble Economy" around "Coming-of-age".
Post-dankai Jr. (birth year 1976-1980): experienced a hard time for job seekers.
Pre-yutori (birth year 1981-1988): communication through the internet widened.
Millennials (birth year 1989-1995): smartphone natives.
Post-millennials (birth year 1996-1999): adapted to global/sharing economy.

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