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.

一項私人調查結果表明,由于新冠疫情的影響,日本政府建議民眾居家隔離期間,70%的丈夫對待在家里照顧孩子持更積極樂觀的態度,而40%的妻子則因必須全天陪伴孩子和丈夫而倍感壓力。

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.

明治安田生命保險公司開展的這項調查顯示,70%的男性受調查者中,有20.9%的人說他們在照看孩子方面上變得更積極主動了,18.5%的人說他們與孩子的關系變得更深厚了。

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.

與此同時,22%的女性受調查者卻表示,她們變得更經常對其孩子發火,11.3%的人則對其丈夫照看孩子的方式感到挫敗沮喪。

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.

但約有一半的妻子們的調查結果很是積極,其中16.2%的人稱她們與孩子的關系變得更加深厚了,12%的人變得更專注傾聽孩子的講話。

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.

這家大型保險公司于6月12日至15日期間做了一項在線調查,共收到了1100名育有6歲以下孩童的已婚男女(男女各550人)的回復。


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.

根據調查,因日本整個五月底都因疫情而處于緊急狀態,33.5%的受調查者表示都經歷了遠程辦公。

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.

這些受調查者中有88.8%的人希望能繼續在家遠程辦公,其中33.8%的人稱工作時還能照看到孩子很方便,18.1%的人表示希望能陪伴孩子更多時間。

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.

然而調查顯示,丈夫在家遠程辦公的家庭主婦中,每四個就有一個表示不希望丈夫繼續在家辦公。


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

約27.3%的人則表示其丈夫無法平衡工作和育兒的矛盾。