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Table 1 Neighborhood group profile in Japan by Mosaic Japan Group

From: Geodemographics profiling of influenza A and B virus infections in community neighborhoods in Japan

Group Group Description Neighborhood Profile
A Metropolitan Careerists Metropolitan Careerists tend to be under forty and earn a very high income. Many of them fall into the top tax bracket.
B Graduate Newcomers Young families with children living in modern apartments in the new residential areas of small cities and the suburbs of large cities.
C Campus Lifestyles Campus Lifestyles are found in relatively small towns, where college or graduate students live. These areas are sometimes research centers.
D Older Communities Typical inner areas of small or middle sized cities, where many old people over sixty have lived for more than twenty years.
E Middle Japan A balanced mixture of different types of people, including young families and middle-age families, living in typical Japanese towns.
F Corporate Success Story Employees of well-established corporations, who have worked their way up the ranks and obtained a certain level of social status.
G Burdened Optimists Families in their 30s and 40s that have recently moved into detached houses and apartments in new residential areas to raise their children.
H Social Housing Tenants Low wage earners living in large cities in middle to large apartment blocks of social housing developed by local authorities.
I Blue Collar Owners Small industrial towns whose main business is in the manufacturing industry and many residents are skilled workers in local factories.
J Rural Fringe Periphery of cities or areas close to provincial cities, where many residents work in the agricultural.
K Deeply Rural People living in agricultural villages, which are remote from urban areas and sometimes totally isolated from the outside world.
  1. Source: Mosaic Japan website;