Sexless Japan: “77% of Young People Have No Lover”

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77% of Japanese young adults report having no partner, the highest such figure yet reported.

The results of an annual relationship survey found 77% of Japan’s “new adults” (i.e. 20-year-old Japanese who celebrate their coming-of-age ceremony this year) report having no partner, up from 50% when the survey was first held in 1997.

A writer familiar with such matters explains, for once without blaming anything on anime or games:

“Love is a second or third priority in the recession. It used to be embarrassing if you had no boy or girlfriend. These days boys don’t even try to get a girlfriend even if they are just being used as a woman’s personal chaffeur, they have no greed.”

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