What are the Japanese up to right now?  OCT 20 2008

As part of the Japanese census, people were asked to keep a record of what they were doing in 15 minute intervals. The data was publicly released and Jonathan Soma took it and graphed the results so that you can see what many Japanese are up to during the course of a normal day.

Sports: Women like swimming, but men eschew the water for productive sports, which is the most important Japanese invention.

Early to bed and early to rise... and early to bed: People start waking up at 5 AM, but are taking naps by 7:30 AM.

Fascinating.

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