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Headed for Extinction
Breakpoint ^ | 10-28-13 | Eric Metaxas

Posted on 10/28/2013 8:00:04 PM PDT by ReformationFan

Long-time BreakPoint listeners know about Japan’s catastrophically-low birthrates: by 2060, Japan’s population is projected to fall by a third, the same percentage killed by the Black Death in 14th-century Europe.

Japan’s demographic decline has spawned some creepy adaptations, such as lifelike talking dolls for elderly Japanese without grandchildren, or the borrowing of other people’s grandchildren for a day. Attempts to encourage child-bearing through economic incentives have failed, as they have in other countries with low birth-rates. Younger Japanese aren’t interested in reproducing themselves.

And now, according to a recent article in the UK’s Guardian, they’re increasingly uninterested in sex, as well.

A 2011 survey found that 61 percent of unmarried men and 49 percent of unmarried women between 18 and 34 were not involved in any kind of relationship. Another survey found that a third of those under thirty had never dated.

(Excerpt) Read more at breakpoint.org ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: children; demographicdecline; family; japan; japanese; procreation; singles
Interesting Breakpoint about Japan's demographic decline as well as its decline in marriages and family.
1 posted on 10/28/2013 8:00:05 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

I’d rather have that than what’s happening here...


2 posted on 10/28/2013 8:04:03 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Dr. Pritchett

“I’d rather have that than what’s happening here...”

Well, we’re barely maintaining replacement rate here even with immigration. I don’t think mass die-out of human populations is a good thing-I’m just a big fan of human life. We are a long way from over-populating this Earth. Japan is a vibrant, productive, advanced, mature, and, reliable culture and I hate to see it whither away. I’ve read a fair bit about the demo problems Japan is facing and there is no clear consensus about it.

We need as many Western, democratic allies as possible in the years ahead and a dying off Japan (or Europe) does not aid that in any way.


3 posted on 10/28/2013 8:16:05 PM PDT by FAA
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To: ReformationFan

Yes Japan has a low Birth rate. However they are still 99%+ Japanese in Japan.

Meanwhile, White countries in the name of diversity are being over run by all kinds of 3rd Worlders.

It’s not hard to see which group is Headed for Extinction


4 posted on 10/28/2013 8:16:52 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1

Indeed. The non-stop media glorification of homosexuality, feminism and abortions don’t help the demographic problem either.


5 posted on 10/28/2013 8:20:35 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: qam1

“Yes Japan has a low Birth rate. However they are still 99%+ Japanese in Japan.”

At least they’ll go extinct while staying Japanese!


6 posted on 10/28/2013 8:25:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks ReformationFan.
Japan’s demographic decline has spawned some creepy adaptations, such as lifelike talking dolls for elderly Japanese without grandchildren, or the borrowing of other people’s grandchildren for a day. Attempts to encourage child-bearing through economic incentives have failed, as they have in other countries with low birth-rates. Younger Japanese aren’t interested in reproducing themselves.
Given our rather short lifetimes and the rapid transitions we experience, these kinds of shifts lead to implosion. The same type of thing is going on in China, India, and most ominously in Europe.


7 posted on 10/28/2013 8:27:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: FAA

I think I’m turning Japanese

I really think so


8 posted on 10/28/2013 8:29:17 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Shut the Mother down")
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To: ReformationFan

For all the pro-homosexual influences is there any evidence it leads to more homosexuality? I don’t think it does but not sure if reliable information exist to measure it.

I still believe moral decline leads to population decline. I also believe higher taxes leads to population decline in the West. You can’t make up revenue through 3rd world immigration either.


9 posted on 10/28/2013 8:29:43 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: qam1

Not quite.

Japan is also sjubject to the muslim invasion. The japanese muslims do as all other muslims: breed like cockroaches. And of course, import their arabs.


10 posted on 10/28/2013 8:30:06 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: ReformationFan

The country will keep producing kids. The city, where the majority of these numbers come from, will not.


11 posted on 10/28/2013 8:30:52 PM PDT by struggle
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To: volunbeer

But the Japanese eat a lot of soy-based foods which has a lot of estrogen in it.


12 posted on 10/28/2013 8:32:28 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Hardraade

Tell me about the Japanese Muslims.


13 posted on 10/28/2013 8:34:05 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Early days yet, Japan is slow going but they have their missioneering activity and are growing. I’ve seen them doing their stuff since at least the early wahhab days.

Of course, once you convert, your cultural background and whetever else you are is gone.


14 posted on 10/28/2013 8:39:25 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: ReformationFan

Choosing not to have kids is increasingly common. A lot of people just don’t want kids and today not having kids in an option.

Who would want to raise a kid in the USSA?


15 posted on 10/28/2013 8:42:19 PM PDT by Aglooka (Just another day in the USSA.)
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To: ReformationFan

Socialism=no grand children.


16 posted on 10/28/2013 8:49:18 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: ReformationFan

Spend some time in a country which hosts a lot of Japanese businessmen. It’s obvious that the issue with Japanese is not that men don’t want to have sex——they just don’t want to have sex with Japanese (sexless) women.

In other countries, Japanese men are the prototypical “Ugly American.” They dance a lot, sing a lot, drink really a lot and screw everything that wears a skirt and some things that don’t.


17 posted on 10/28/2013 8:57:12 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: volunbeer
For all the pro-homosexual influences is there any evidence it leads to more homosexuality? I don’t think it does but not sure if reliable information exist to measure it.

From my observations, I conclude that promoting homosexuality does indeed increase the ranks of homosexuals. I have observed that many homos are made, not born, that they come from misguided adolescent experiences. Further, homosexuality is decidedly evil in its nature. Once evil is tasted, it is very much the harder to put down. All this has led me to conclude that homosexuality is more a learned behavior than a natural behavior. Though the natural behavior does seem to exist.

18 posted on 10/28/2013 8:59:25 PM PDT by lafroste
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To: Jack Hydrazine

No trend continues forever, falling population will cause all sorts of problems; but eventually the numbers will bottom out and the culture will shift towards fecundity again.


19 posted on 10/28/2013 9:10:46 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: FAA

>>Well, we’re barely maintaining replacement rate here even with immigration.<<

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Replacement rate is no problem at all among the muzzies.


20 posted on 10/28/2013 9:18:15 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: ReformationFan

We live in a neighborhood of LA County with a lot of Japanese families. Two or three kids is a common family size. I’m not sure how many of these families are here for good. Some are just here for a few years while dad has a work assignment. I think maybe they have more kids when they are here. It’s more affordable and housing is larger. Also, maybe the people who are daring enough to go live in America are daring enough to grow their families.

In any case, there is definitely no lack of Japanese children around here. There must be something about Japan itself that squelches larger families.


21 posted on 10/28/2013 10:22:23 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: ReformationFan

A few hundred thousand abortions every year eventually takes its toll too.


22 posted on 10/28/2013 11:25:04 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: married21

We lived in an apartment complex here in Charlotte for a while. There were three Japanese families in our building, including one immediately above us who sounded like they were engaging in extreme martial arts activities around 2 a.m. (Then they ran the vacuum.)

But anyway, each of the three Japanese families had three children each.


23 posted on 10/29/2013 5:13:34 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: eclecticEel

Very true. But how long will the trend continue before it reverses itself is anyone’s guess.


24 posted on 10/29/2013 5:24:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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