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Percent of Children Who Eat Dinner/Supper Without Adults in Tokyo, 2016

Shinagawa ward (in Tokyo) conducted a survey of children's living conditions in 2016. According to it, a certain portion of children eats dinner/supper without parents. The survay targets are parents of 2nd grade sudents and 9th grade students. Total 1815 parents answered. The response rate was 43.9%.


Table: With whom do child(ren) eat dinner/supper? Here are answers from parents.

With whom 2nd grade 9th grade
With family 1170 503
Children only, no adult 37 41
Alone 7 52
Not eat 1 0

2nd grade students are 7 years old or 8 years old.

9th grade students are 14 years old or 15 years old. 


Figure 1: With whom 2nd grade students eat dinner/supper?


Figure 2: With whom 9th grade students eat dinner/supper?


Source is Shinji-shimbun leaflet Vol. 404 published by a local assembly member, Shinji Takahashi.

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