Recently the Yomiuri News reported the following:
Toyota Marketing Japan together with the Mitsubishi Research Institute carried out a research on how men now aged 40 to 50 who had experienced the Bubble Age had changed their sense of values and consciousness of the daily life in the past 20 years.
Regarding the attitude towards the work "Make the utmost effort to head towards the target and theme" had decreased to 16.0% now from the bubble economy era of 46.9%. On the relation with the family, "Generally eating supper with the family" now had increased to 51.2% although it had stayed at 23.8% during the bubble economy era.
There was no more dislike towards working on a holiday or working overtime; the bubble economy era that allowed entertainment to be fully enjoyed had passed. Now changes in lifestyle that valued both duty to the family and composure of the mind had come to the surface. The two companies in the beginning of February carried out the investigation on the Internet to 1600 people in the metropolitan areas such as Tokyo.
In Japan, with the passing of bubble economy era, the life style of many company employee is now more closer to the family.