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Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 27.11.2014, 04:42
by tokyo2la
Sorry that I originally posted this in other forums (although they haven't been approved) but I'm a PhD student in Tokyo doing a paper on exporting Japanese humor and I could really use your help. I want to know more about foreign Japanese comedy fans and this site seems to be a great start. Could you please take a few minutes and fill out my survey? I would really appreciate it.

https://jp.surveymonkey.com/r/2CG3M5D

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 27.11.2014, 15:40
by VideogameDC
Seems I'm the first one to do your survey, but I did filled it now.

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 27.11.2014, 16:01
by andylau-fr
On the last question:

Do you watch Downtown/ Japanese comedy with subtitles or without?

We only can choice either with subtitle, or without subtitle.
But actually, many of us watch both, with and without subtitle. :!:

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 27.11.2014, 16:14
by alfred_49
done^^

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 27.11.2014, 16:15
by atreyu_tiger
andylau-fr wrote:
On the last question:

Do you watch Downtown/ Japanese comedy with subtitles or without?

We only can choice either with subtitle, or without subtitle.
But actually, many of us watch both, with and without subtitle. :!:

Done as well.

That's what I was about to say. I would include a third option in the last one with ·BOTH.
I hope this results will contribute to your study. Concerning Japanese humor... are you studying Media & Communications there? :)

If you need more help with the topic, please let us know ;)

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 27.11.2014, 18:22
by soudou
Done. But yeah I watch both with and without. Whatever I can take. :rofl:
If I could watch everything subbed I would, but there's so few translators for Japanese TV shows outside of anime and dramas that you have very little choice.

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 27.11.2014, 20:15
by solari
I also watch both, but I chose without subtitles because I watch more without subs than with subs.

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 27.11.2014, 23:48
by TokyoAshes
Nice, I wonder what is his field, sociology/media?

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 28.11.2014, 01:25
by VideogameDC
Seems I'm the only one that just watches subbed episodes, I usually stay away from unsubbed ones. :D

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 28.11.2014, 01:39
by andylau-fr
You are missing so many episodes. :(

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 28.11.2014, 01:49
by TokyoAshes
unsubbed seriously improved my Japanese, especially my written Japanese.

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 28.11.2014, 02:33
by VideogameDC
I know I'm losing many episodes to view, but I don't like watching series with languages I don't understand without subs. Gaki is one of those series, as I barely laugh, unlike with subbed episodes, where I laugh a lot.

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 28.11.2014, 03:09
by soudou
VideogameDC wrote:
I know I'm losing many episodes to view, but I don't like watching series with languages I don't understand without subs. Gaki is one of those series, as I barely laugh, unlike with subbed episodes, where I laugh a lot.


I didn't think I'd watch unsubbed stuff either and well Gaki is the only show I watch unsubbed right now. After watching everything there was available subbed, I kind of got a feel for how they interact which carries over into the unsubbed stuff. There's some stuff that transcends language like certain challenges and some skits can be grasped by following the order of events. Of course it would be wonderful if everything was subbed.

Same for all of Housei's work (of which nothing is subbed :( ), if he visits a zoo or something, there's lots of parts I can't follow but then when he gets attacked by a snake it's pretty clear and funny, so I always scan through to sift for the golden moments. :rofl: Even with talk shows where I can't understand barely any of them, sometimes unexpected things happen. :lol:

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 28.11.2014, 03:37
by TokyoAshes
shows like 世界のみんなに聞いてみた barley require subtitles because it's not speech orientated like suberanai hanashi. I never watch suberanai hanashi without subs, it just too cruel :D

Re: Please help with PhD study survey

Posted: 28.11.2014, 03:58
by tokyo2la
Thanks so much everyone. This study is a bit on the media studies/ comparative culture area. Usually I work in cultural anthropology though. Because I am in Tokyo and don't really have the budget to spend a long time in Osaka I have been focusing on the comedy in Asakusa (rakugo and manzai). The theaters called yose are quite interesting and easier to gain inside access compared to Yoshimoto. Thanks again guys.

PS Do you know of any similar sites or communities?