The country is facing a steep population decline as a growing number of youngsters abstain from sex and avoid romantic relationships. One woman, when asked why they think 64 per cent of people in the same age group are not in relationships, said she thought men "cannot be bothered" to ask the opposite sex on dates because it was easier to watch internet porn. The number of births dropped below one million in Japan for the first time last year, according to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Japan's National Institute of Population and Social Security Research predicts that the country's current population of million will decline by nearly 40 million by
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How a love of Japan led me to stop dating its women | The Japan Times
A i Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she did "all the usual things" like tying people up and dripping hot wax on their nipples. Her work today, she says, is far more challenging. Aoyama, 52, is trying to cure what Japan's media calls sekkusu shinai shokogun , or "celibacy syndrome". Japan's unders appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships.
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The Japanese sex problem has become so desperate that its young population are giving up on dating and are just marrying their friends. A Government survey found 69 per cent of Japanese men and 59 per cent of Japanese women do not have a romantic partner. One Japanese aggregator website has since been awash with stories of how people have simply got married to life-long friends. The country has one of the lowest birth rates in the world, with just 8. Its population of m people is predicted to decrease to 87m by
While Japanese society and the media continue to exhort — nay plead — with women to find marriage partners, 60 percent of eligible women say they cannot feel relaxed enough to get interested in renai love relationships , according to a Yomeishu survey picked up by cocolini jp. Specifically, women appear to be fatigued by the alternative — shokubano ningenkankei workplace relationships — and avoid going out on random dates, as they have now become synonymous with stress. And when women can muster the energy to go out, 1 in 4 have confessed to having fallen asleep during a date. The overall feeling among these women is that the whole renai thing is overrated, strenuous and, ultimately, unsatisfying. Have Japanese women given up on love?