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Old 06-24-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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Middle-aged virgins: Why so many Japanese stay chaste - CNN.com

If they do not reproduce, the Japanese ethnicity will eventually disappear.

Is there any Japanese here that could explain this phenomena?

 
Old 06-24-2015, 09:13 AM
 
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Not Japanese but I have a theory. Major corporations in Japan demand long hours usually 10-12 hours a day. When you are working constantly you are to exhausted to want to do anything else when you get home. If they loosened up a little bit with working hours and maybe offered some kind of incentive for families the birth rate might go up.
 
Old 06-24-2015, 10:27 AM
 
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No wonder that Japan has one of the largest porn industries in the world.
 
Old 06-24-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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Middle-aged virgins: Why so many Japanese stay chaste - CNN.com

If they do not reproduce, the Japanese ethnicity will eventually disappear.

Is there any Japanese here that could explain this phenomena?
LOL, the Japanese "ethnicity" (they are not an ethnicity) is not going to disappear anymore than precious whites in Europe will. Westerners should stop with all these feelings of demographic doom and gloom. The world doesn't need any more people, and certainly not Japan with how crowded it is there
 
Old 06-24-2015, 11:05 AM
 
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Not having sex and not having children are two different things.

It is difficult for some people to have the chance to date the opposite sex, they may be shy or not attractive. And people maybe too busy or the society does not encourage casual sex.

Japan is not a very conservative or religious society that people are expected to remain virgins until he or she are formally married.

No time or enough money to take care of children are reasons for couples not to have children.

They should give out subsidy money for familes with children like some rich western countries(aka milk money), provide free and quality nurseries to take care of children for parents who are busy with their jobs to encourage couples to have children.

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Old 06-24-2015, 11:10 AM
 
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Not having sex and not having children are two different things.

It is difficult for some people to have the chance to date the opposite sex, they may be shy or not attractive. And people maybe too busy or the society does not encourage casual sex.

No time or enough money to take care of children are reasons for couples not to have children.

They should give out subsidy money for familes with children like some rich western countries(aka milk money), provide free and quality nurseries to take care of children for parents who are busy with their jobs to encourage couples to have children.
There's more than 7 billion people in the world. Japan is an extremely crowded country with no resources of its own. They don't need anymore people. The environment is more important than numbers on a spreadsheet
 
Old 06-24-2015, 11:27 AM
 
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Japan has the highest ratio of elderly people out of the total population in the world, due to low birth rate, healthy diet, advanced medicine and universal healthcare. The spending on the elderly people is becoming a big burden for Japanese government and society, which is also troubled by bad economy for a long time. Unlike neighbors like South Korea, China and Southeast Asia which have growing economies, the Japanese are pessimistic about the country's future. However, Japan is still performing better than Greece, a mismanaged developed country.

Northern Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are definitely better countries the Japanese can consider to move to. Much lower stress and shorter working hours, government policies encouraging people to have children, better economies and less pressure at schools for kids.

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Old 06-24-2015, 11:38 AM
 
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Japan has the highest ratio of elderly people out of the total population in the world, due to low birth rate, healthy diet, advanced medicine and universal healthcare. The spending on the eldery people is becoming a big burden for Japanese government and society, which is also troubled by bad economy for a long time. Unlike neighbors like South Korea, China and Southeast Asia which have growing economies, the Japanese are pessimistic about the country's future. However, Japan is still performing better than Greece, a mismanaged developed country.

Northern Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are definitely better countries the Japanese can consider to move to. Much lower stress and shorter working hours, government policies encouraging people to have children, better economies and less pressure at schools for kids.
Population works like market oriented economies do. What goes up must always come down. You cannot have perpetual growth without consequences. When more and more automation happens, what will the Japanese do? They are already automating more of their workforce instead of encouraging more children and immigration.

Regarding the elderly, Japan has an advantage that most other rich countries lack, and that is a family support system. The elderly are not going to live forever. When they pass on, then any " budget crisis" will be averted and the numbers will be brought to balance. It should be noted that Japan has had a huge debt to GDP ratio for a long time, and it is not a failed state. The age of increasing population because of XYZ is over. Automation is here, and automation WILL limit population growth out of the fact that some jobs today will forever be lost.
 
Old 06-24-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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Yes, Asians have the tradition to support the elderlies in their families. This is a major difference between Asian and Western families.

Japan has too much people, labor surplus. That's why they don't have policies welcoming immigration and importing cheaper workers from poorer countries.
 
Old 06-24-2015, 03:37 PM
 
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There's more than 7 billion people in the world. Japan is an extremely crowded country with no resources of its own. They don't need anymore people. The environment is more important than numbers on a spreadsheet
I agree. If the Japanese government were to just let the aging population die out (while restricting immigration), they can maintain a predominantly Japanese youth population and achieve lower costs of accommodation in the long term.
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