posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 09:10 AM
Young Japanese Decline to Fall in Love
Japan's population is getting smaller so to try to boost the birth rate, payments have been introduced for parents and steps have been made to
improve access to child care. But a government survey has revealed a big problem: over a third of young men and more young women have no interest in
There is also a video to watch.
I think this has many implications, for example, women are becoming stronger and leaders in society while men are becoming more passive and keeping to
themselves. I also think that a lot of people are in friendships instead of relationships, and enjoying their youth for a longer period of time.
There is a part of American culture that I find to be heavily influenced by Japanese culture, and this is the gamer / anime culture. I don't think
Americans in this culture are as
affected by this, as I have personally known a lot of gamers who have gotten married or are in long-term
relationships. However, I do also notice a trend for people, especially guys, to be more interested in friendships and hobbies than sex. I think this
is rather healthy, aside from the fact that it could result in population decline.
Also, I think that having a family with a stable home is important for children, so I hope that those who do decide to get married or have children
take it seriously.
One big thing to notice is this idea that men are suddenly becoming more passive while women are becoming more dominant. I am surprised this was
pointed out by the BBC, but I have been noticing that in American culture as well, especially the younger you go. I see a future where women are in
charge and go to work at top jobs and have fulfilling lives while men work less hours, live on meager incomes and have fulfilling lives doing their
hobbies and hanging out with friends. I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing, but it is different.
All in all, probably some good changes, I think.
edit on 29-7-2012 by darkbake because: (no reason given)
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