TOKYO (AP) _ What Japanese youngsters want the most now is a personal computer, according to a think-tank survey released Monday.

In a survey by the Nikkei Research Institute of Industry and Markets, 41 percent of the respondents said they wanted a personal computer. A similar survey two years ago found the most wanted item was a car, the institute said.

``More and more young people are starting to use the Internet,'' said Kunihiko Nagao, a researcher who carried out the study.

The survey of 888 people, ages 12 through 29 living in metropolitan Tokyo, conducted in June, also found that a mini disc _ a Walkman-type digital disc player _ was also popular among youngsters, followed by cars and motorcycles.