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Japanís sexual apathy is endangering the global economy
Washington Post ^ | 10/22/2013 | Max Fisher

Posted on 10/22/2013 6:17:42 PM PDT by TexGrill

Edited on 10/22/2013 6:19:54 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

People in Japan are so averse to romantic relationships that the country's media even has a name for it: sekkusu shinai shokogun, or "celibacy syndrome," according to a widely circulated Guardian story on the country's low rates of marriage, childbearing and even sex.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Humor; Society
KEYWORDS: asia; birthrate; japan; japaneconomy
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1 posted on 10/22/2013 6:17:42 PM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

I thought they were big on amime sex and kiddie porn :-(


2 posted on 10/22/2013 6:24:18 PM PDT by informavoracious (Of course I want people to have healthcare, I just didn't know I was the one who would be paying...)
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To: TexGrill
"celibacy syndrome,"

Does Japan have some bad divorce laws?

3 posted on 10/22/2013 6:24:20 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: TexGrill

More like they don’t have kids.

They have a lot of fuzoku.


4 posted on 10/22/2013 6:25:09 PM PDT by struggle
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To: TexGrill

I can tell you, Asian women tend to loose their desire early-on in life...


5 posted on 10/22/2013 6:25:10 PM PDT by ransacked
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To: informavoracious

Not enough teeny girls dressed in Catholic school uniforms?


6 posted on 10/22/2013 6:26:05 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: TexGrill

Japan, unfortunately, went so far into technology that they neglected the trades and other occupations.

Consequently, becoming a carpenter or electrician is basically considered having failed your family. So, many people who are not cut out for tech or business won’t consider anything else and aren’t really equipped to earn an income that would support a family, so many of the males have chosen to withdraw from society and the women aren’t prepared to date unviable men.


7 posted on 10/22/2013 6:27:45 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: TexGrill

Maybe they should try normal sex.


8 posted on 10/22/2013 6:28:08 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Mark17

I believe that the Japanese really don’t believe in divorce. At least according to my sister-in-law who married a guy from Japan


9 posted on 10/22/2013 6:30:55 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: TexGrill

a country with legal kiddie porn and 12 year old prostitutes and “bath house” workers is suffering from “sexual apathy”??

Maybe they can sell more Hello Kitty sex toys?

Maybe those pillows with genitals should be mandatory for the chilrun....

what a messed up country


10 posted on 10/22/2013 6:34:41 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: TexGrill
The world will crash because the Japanese don't boink each other enough?
Is this the new Glowbull Warming?
11 posted on 10/22/2013 6:42:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: informavoracious
I thought they were big on amime sex and kiddie porn :-(

Apparently that's the problem. When they're into sex at all, it's largely perversion, not normal marital procreative sex.

And we're getting there...

12 posted on 10/22/2013 6:47:23 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("See something, say something.")
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To: TexGrill
This article has some interesting views on the matter... Did antidepressants depress Japan
13 posted on 10/22/2013 6:51:51 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: TexGrill
I worked with an Japanese-American woman for years.
She told me about what this article FAILS to mention, that is, in the Japanese culture it is 100% acceptable for husbands to beat wives. Wives are conditioned to and expected to TAKE IT without complaint or any form of retaliation.

Men are under INTENSE pressure to succeed at work. Usually, they start at the bottom and take enormous amount of flack from bosses, are pressured to work WAY more than standard 40 hours per week, pressured to go to the bars to consummate the business deals and pressured to be company trolls.
With this pressure many men take out their enormously built-up pressure on their wives. It's a no-win for everyone, as sons and daughters see dad beatin' the holy crap out of the Mrs. and see her TAKE IT. Not the best predictor for interest in the married life.
Go ahead and check it out. That is the norm for married Japanese women.

Naturally, there was an exception. The wives of shoguns and warriors were NOT beaten, for some reason. My friend didn't know why, but that is an anomaly in their husband-beat-wife-relationship.

I can readily understand why there is little romance. I can readily understand the dearth of children.

I also worked in a Karaoke bar for a few months, JUST as a waitress...and I had to learn to SING in Japanese. What a hoot! Senaka awase no blue.... Lol.

The Japanese men, I hear, like little girls too. That's NOT an anomaly but a pretty standard preference of Japanese men...prepubescent girls.

For Japanese-American men and women--all bets are off. They are brought up as AMERICANS.

14 posted on 10/22/2013 6:52:16 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: GeronL
Cut the Nips some slack. Ain't easy getting involved in the dating and romance thing when that over grown lizard with the halitosis from Hell gets the mad on and starts running amok.
15 posted on 10/22/2013 6:56:08 PM PDT by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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To: TexGrill

Having been there I assure you that there’s lots of sex in japan.


16 posted on 10/22/2013 6:58:49 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: jmacusa

and typhoon-level moths


17 posted on 10/22/2013 6:58:56 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: struggle
Fuzoku is prostitution. In Germany prostitution is also legal.

I was in Germany when I heard this. Before I could keep my BIG FAT MOUTH SHUT I blurted out: "Oh how nice! What a lovely thing to allow your daughters to do. What a charming life. Who wouldn't want his/her daughter, mother, sister or niece to be a hooker?
Imagine, there she is, your baby girl, lying on her back, buck naked, with her legs open, with a total stranger who can do whatever he wants with her. Charming! Lovely!"
I finished the tirade by saying that I DIDN'T wonder why so many hookers were drunks, drug addicts or both. Oh well.

It ain't pretty for male prostitutes either.

18 posted on 10/22/2013 7:00:36 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: GeronL

you haven’t been to San francesspool, have you?

japan is a VAST improvement


19 posted on 10/22/2013 7:02:26 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: jmacusa
Cut the Nips some slack. Ain't easy getting involved in the dating and romance thing when that over grown lizard with the halitosis from Hell gets the mad on and starts running amok.

In Japan a husband is allowed to beat the holy crap out of his lizard-wife. THEN, he can mosey on down to the local house of prostitution and hook up with a 10 year girl for his, um, jollies. All in a day's work.

Wouldn't YOU just L-O-V-E to see your daughter married to one of those charmers?

20 posted on 10/22/2013 7:03:46 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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