TOKYO
About 70 percent of husbands in Japan felt more positive about child-rearing during the stay-at-home period advised by the government due to the new coronavirus pandemic, but 40 percent of wives felt stressed at having to be with their kids and husbands all the time, a private survey showed.

一项私人调查结果表明,由于新冠疫情的影响,日本政府建议民众居家隔离期间,70%的丈夫对待在家里照顾孩子持更积极乐观的态度,而40%的妻子则因必须全天陪伴孩子和丈夫而倍感压力。

Of the 70 percent of male respondents, 20.9 percent said they became more proactive in looking after their children and 18.5 percent said they have deepened their bonds with them, according to the poll by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co.

明治安田生命保险公司开展的这项调查显示,70%的男性受调查者中,有20.9%的人说他们在照看孩子方面上变得更积极主动了,18.5%的人说他们与孩子的关系变得更深厚了。

Meanwhile, 22 percent of female respondents said they grew irritated more often with their kids and 11.3 percent got frustrated at the way their husbands looked after them, it said.

与此同时,22%的女性受调查者却表示,她们变得更经常对其孩子发火,11.3%的人则对其丈夫照看孩子的方式感到挫败沮丧。

But about half of the wives noted positive results, with 16.2 percent citing deeper bonds with their children and 12 percent becoming more attentive to what they tell them.

但约有一半的妻子们的调查结果很是积极,其中16.2%的人称她们与孩子的关系变得更加深厚了,12%的人变得更专注倾听孩子的讲话。

The major insurance company conducted an online survey from June 12 to 15 and got replies from a total of 1,100 married men and women -- 550 each -- with children up to six years old.

这家大型保险公司于6月12日至15日期间做了一项在线调查,共收到了1100名育有6岁以下孩童的已婚男女(男女各550人)的回复。


According to the survey, 33.5 percent of the respondents said they experienced telework as Japan was in a state of emergency over the virus through late May.

根据调查,因日本整个五月底都因疫情而处于紧急状态,33.5%的受调查者表示都经历了远程办公。

Of this figure, 88.8 percent would like to continue working from home, with 33.8 percent of them citing convenience in looking after children while working and 18.1 percent saying they wish to spend more time with their kids.

这些受调查者中有88.8%的人希望能继续在家远程办公,其中33.8%的人称工作时还能照看到孩子很方便,18.1%的人表示希望能陪伴孩子更多时间。

However, one in four housewives whose husbands have experienced teleworking said they do not want their husbands to continue the practice, according to the survey.

然而调查显示,丈夫在家远程办公的家庭主妇中,每四个就有一个表示不希望丈夫继续在家办公。


Some 27.3 percent referred to their husbands' inability to balance work and child-rearing.

约27.3%的人则表示其丈夫无法平衡工作和育儿的矛盾。