Dream Jobs of First Graders and their Parents in Japan
Since 1999, Kuraray, a major manufacturer of synthetic leather for school backpacks (randoseru), has been conducting annual surveys on what jobs Japanese first graders want to have in the future. Here are the results for 2020.
2. Celebrity, singer, or model
5. Nursery school teacher
6. Worker at ice-cream shop
9. Police officer
2. Police Officer
3. Driver (of buses, trains, etc.)
4. Firefighter or rescue worker
5. TV star or anime character
9. Carpenter or artisan
An interesting look at boys' number one choice - 56.9% want to be a soccer player, 19.1% a baseball player, and 4.0% a rugby player.
WHAT PARENTS WANT
Parents of new first graders did not have the same choices, but overall want their children to have steady jobs.
2. Public servant
5. Medical professional
6. Company worker
9. Nursery school teacher
10. Celebrity, singer, model
1. Public servant
3. Company worker
5. Police officer
6. Figherfighter or rescue worker
9. Driver (of buses, trains, etc.)
10. Medical professional
I don't remember if I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up at the start of first grade. Do you remember? If you have grown children, did they end up doing what you or they wanted?