TOKYO, June 29 (Xinhuanet) -- The Japanese are spending more time scanning
the Internet than reading newspapers as their way to learn news, a survey showed
The people here took an average of 37 minutes a day surfing on the Web, up five minutes from the previous year, while the time spent on newspapers was two minutes lower to 31
minutes, according the annual survey in March by the National Institute of
Information and Communications Technology.
The survey also showed people spent an average of three hours and 31
minutes watching television.
The Internet was particularly popular among teenagers as they spent 108
minutes a day before computers, yet only 23 minutes reading newspapers.
The survey also showed that the older a person was, the less time he or she
generally spent on the Internet, although Internet use still overwhelmed
newspaper reading in all age brackets except for people in their 60s, who spent
58 minutes on newspapers and 50 minutes on the Internet.
The institute randomly selected people aged 13 to 69 across thecountry and
received valid replies from about 2,000 of them. Enditem