RocketNews24’s male staff, including Mr. Sato, models the top pick.
When it comes to the female anatomy, Japan is pretty clear on its localized preference. What happens, though, when you flip the script and ask Japanese respondents what part of the male body they find the most attractive?
To find out, Japanese telecommunications provider DoCoMo’s Minna no Koe Internet portal conducted a survey and sifted through the 7,940 responses to compile the following top 10 list.
10. Teeth (86 votes)
9. Feet/legs (131 votes)
While connoisseurs may delineate between the foot and the leg, the Japanese language doesn’t, and sharing a single vocabulary word, ashi, means votes were pooled for these two parts.
8. Stomach (190 votes)
While a set of rock -hard abs is appreciated in Japan, a guy might not necessarily need a six-pack to impress a woman.
7. Adam’s apple (200 votes)
6. Butt (415 votes)
Failing to crack the top five may be part of the reason alcoholic beverage provider Hakusuihsa doesn’t yet have a male version of its annual Beautiful Butt award.
5. Shoulders (593 votes)
4. Chest (1,073 votes)
3. Eyes (1,291 votes)
2. Arms (1,794 votes)
While the Japanese words for “leg” and “foot” are the same, the language does differentiate between arms and hands, which means that the top ranking goes to…
1. Hands/fingers (2,167 votes)
Roughly one in four respondents picked the hands-down winner, showing a deep appreciation for something that’s often left out of similar lists about the female body. Armed with this information, we quickly photographed the hands of RocketNews24’s regular Japanese-language contributors.
▼ Clockwise from top left: K. Nagahashi, Seiji Nakazawa, P.K. Sanjun, Ryo, Yuichro Wassai, Masanuki Sunakoma, Mr. Sato, Yoshio, and Go Hattori (center)
Combined, hands/fingers and arms received 3,961 votes, a startling 49.9 percent of the total. So if you’re looking to score points with the survey’s respondents, you can probably get away with occasionally skipping leg day, but you’d better be sure to regularly trim your nails.