Japan :Crypto -Receptiveness Growing
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33% of Japanese survey participants are receptive to cryptocurrency
The Nikkei Shimbun, the world’s largest financial newspaper, reported that the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s National Institute of Science and Technology Policy conducted a survey for the purpose of ascertaining social reception of advanced technologies.
The survey found that only 33% of participants answered that they were receptive to cryptocurrency, the lowest percentage compared to other forms of cutting-edge technology.
The survey was conducted from August to September via the internet with a sample size of 3,000 people aged 15-69. The survey results show that “robots that can assist you with your work tasks” was the most widely receptive technology at 82%, with “delivery by drone,” “nursing care robots,” and “5G mobile phones” following at around 80%. “Completely autonomous driving using AI” and “surgery by robots” hovered at around 50%.
Other answers that fell below 40% aside from cryptocurrency were “cloned agricultural products” and “genetically modified food products,” indicating a cautious attitude towards adopting these new technologies