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Nintendo Workers Top Poll of Who Japanese Female Students Want to Marry

posted on by Egan Loo
Sony is #2 overall as people's choice for their spouse's workplace

According to a poll from the business services company Riskmonster and RJC Research, the game maker Nintendo tops the list of companies that Japanese female students want to their future husbands to work at. The poll was conducted online from September 10 to September 12 among 500 men and women from 20 to 64 years old.

The top workplace overall in the poll for spouses (or future spouses) was the electronics conglomerate Panasonic with a comparative score of 26.8, followed by the car maker Toyota Motor (23.2), the electronics maker Sony (23.2), the wireless service NTT Docomo (22.8), and the electronics maker Sharp (22.4). When asked why, the top free-response answers included "to hold a steady job," "future prospects," and "pay is good."

However, Japanese female and male students ranked their future spouses' companies differently:

Female Students

Rank Company Score
1 Nintendo 36.0
2 Sony 34.0
3 Toyota Motor 30.0
3 Sharp 30.0
5 Toshiba 28.0
6 NTT Docomo 26.0
6 Toto 26.0
8 Rakuten 24.0
9 NEC 22.0
9 Panasonic 22.0

Male Students

Rank Company Score
1 NTT Docomo 22.0
1 Mizuho Bank 20.0
3 Sony 22.0
3 Mitsui Sumitomo Banking 20.0
3 NTT Japan 20.0
3 UNIQLO 20.0
7 NEC 18.0
7 Toyota Motor 18.0
7 Fujitsu 18.0
7 Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank 18.0

Source: Inside Games via My Game News Flash]

Image © 2008 Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc. Characters: © Nintendo/HAL Laboratory, Inc./Pokémon/Creatures, Inc./GAME FREAK Inc./Shigesato Itoi/ APE Inc./Intelligent Systems/Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd./Sega

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