Housewife Top Career Choice: “I Want To Watch TV All Day”


The career aspirations of Japanese women are said to be increasingly centred on the prospect of becoming a fulltime housewife, but instead of citing a desire to raise a family many such women are instead determined to enjoy a life of leisure supported by their man: “I don’t want to work,” “I want to sleep,” “I want to be watching daytime TV.”

“I want to be a housewife so I can take it easy and don’t have to work” sums up this line of thought.

Even promising graduates from top universities are said to sometimes be more concerned with finding a husband to support their dissolution than with pursuing a career.

The example of one such lady is illustrative; at 23 she graduated and found work in a large financial firm, but in a matter of months her courting paid off and she secured a marriage proposal from a 24-year-old man she had dated a few months, after which she immediately quit and became a housewife:

“She was saying she didn’t want to work and wanted to become a housewife before she was proposed to. She had only been in the company a month when she quit. She had a child soon after and seems happy,” reports an acquaintance.

It seems the only reason such a young man was able to secure a bride was due to his position in a first-rate company…

Some simply pick marriage as the lesser evil, despising work, such as the case of a Waseda graduate who in similar fashion quit her company after only a month in favour of pursuing marriage. “These women want to marry their boyfriends because work is too hard for their tastes,” it is said.

Via JCast.

Of course, there are those who will point out that a housewife’s lot is not always an easy one, but if we are to consider the examples given above it seems rather charitable to assume such that the housewives in question have any intention of doing anything but what pleases them.

As we have seen, it seems securing a high income husband to leech from is rather more appealing to many Japanese women than the challenges of pursuing an independent career, and men seem for some reason less desirous of such arrangements

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you could say japan's women want to... take it easy?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:15 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Keeping it NEET.


    Comment by deadman
    09:36 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess they're taking Yukkuri's words very seriously

    Comment by Francox3
    Comment by hytone
    13:29 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    After having to work full-time for only a year so far, I can't fucking wait to be a housewife.

    Comment by Alaudia
    12:56 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lolz fucking lazy NEETS

    wasnt there an article here recently about guys wanting their wives to work?

    ahaha oh wells, back to your 2d waifus guys...

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    Comment by ChonnyD
    11:56 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If my wife were like that, she'd damn better be a supermodel and stay like that.

    Comment by God
    06:36 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I trully hates lazy bitches!

    Comment by liveevil
    06:58 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice job finding the perfect pic as always.

    Men, this is why we have porn. Or better yet, this is why maids and sex health workers exist! As long as you have someone to clean your house [if you don't do it yourself] and have a sexually active relation with a woman [or just pay hookers] why would you need a wife? Don't say love and what other bullshit nonsense. It's survival of the fittest now.

    Comment by liveevil
    07:00 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Forgot to add our 2d world. Oh weltschmerz.

    Comment by MusicalNote
    06:26 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Watch tv all day and take all the money their hubby makes for themselves... Jeeze. Personally, I think that if you're a house wife you should do house work and take care of kids. Women haven't gone through hell for the rights to work and vote just to have a large number decide they'd rather be lazy... It annoys me because it gives those who are housewives and actually do work a bad reputation.
    Oh well, it's their choice. Hopefully some will learn that living life as a piece of dead weight is horribly unfulfilling...
    (Who am I kidding? Most people want to laze around if they get half a chance...)

    Comment by Mechwarrior
    07:14 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Men are the same way. I wouldnt mind leeching off my rich wife while I stayed at home playing video games and building gundam models.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:41 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Atleast the chick in the pick is eatin health and isn't some fat american chick or a new breed fat asian chick, I went there

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    Comment by Kagekyuubi
    09:21 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmmm... when you think about it housewife do fit under the definition of a NEET.

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    Comment by Castronaut
    07:58 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would I be showing my age if I made a Peg Bundy reference?

    Comment by Chris
    14:38 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not that old, but I'd get it. So probably not?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:05 27/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Forget marrige for some time.
    I would rather be free but lonely than devoid of life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:32 28/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think all of you people are being hypocrites here. Really what's so strange about them not wanting to work? I don't want to work ether. I do it only because i need money to live. Don't you guys hate waking up very early while you wanted so much to stay in your nice warm bed for another hour? I know i do. Every morning i woke up i curse the fact that i have to go to my fucking job and can't sleep as much as i want. And why should i be happy for spending 8-10 hours a day working, while i could be doing something i liked and have fun?
    Basically they just want what every one wants. Men don't say such things simply because they know that society does not approve a man sitting home while his wife works so they don't have much chance at it.
    If i win the lottery i would stop working immediately and tell my boss to go screw himself because now am rich and i don't need him.
    I agree that by not working you shouldn't become some couch potato that gets fat. But other than that there wish is not that strange.
    And let's not forget that the governments took a very good advantage of the fact that women wanted to work by raising the cost of life and now when you have a family both have to work even if they don't want to. In the old days a salary man could take care of his family with the money he brought home. But now it's impossible. Only if his some executive or something like that this can happen. I'm quite certain that if women never started becoming career women and all, that half of the products would have had half the price they have now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:55 18/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Beaches and shores.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 18/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a stay-at-home artist for a living.

    I make a good amount of money from comissions, and I'm single.

    So basically, I get to sit at home and relax, hehe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:02 26/12/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's what I wanna do!

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    Comment by Bronxdragon
    13:45 31/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't that everyones dream job......

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 05/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is true with all women. :l

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:25 09/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As another anonymous person stated, I think most people would willingly live a life of leisure rather than having to put in a full day's work. It's a thing of human nature, not gender.

    Considering the fact that in many cases women end up doing more work than men in many modern cultures and generally are better at multitasking - (this article unfortunately only covers American statistics - which do not always cover over a multi-cultural phenomena such as this) it's really no surprise. Wasn't there another article on this website that was also noting how many women - specifically in that article Japanese ladies - prefering the company of their own mind to another human? Usually due to the fact of the odd sort of gender roles and current paradigm shift occurring in Japanese culture as well as the world in general - for better or worse.

    Problem is, the reality of being an at home spouse isn't "sitting around watching TV". There is a great deal of work that goes into it as well, especially if one considers the increasing instances of divorce, single parenthood, and so on.

    Marriage itself is an institution for the distribution of wealth and division of labor. In many of these cases, I really see that trophy wives they mention are maybe a notch above prostitutes. They are allowing person x to have their company on a regular basis for the cost of rent, food, cable, and other creature comforts. And in such a case, I find men who marry women that are gold diggers usually end up finding that the pretty ones who are so quick to marry a rich man - are often not the ones who actually satisfy them and vice versa. But then again, there are guys who do have the fantasy of being an independently wealthy man with a harem of beautiful ladies to service his every desire ( Oshiete RE Maid Lesson moment to break the seriousness <3 - btw... not all women hate hentai/ecchi/loli/bdsm/etcetc...)

    It's unfortunately becoming a neccessity for many cultures to have both male and females working out of the home as inflation goes up - counterbalancing the attempt to increas income. In the cases of many married women - this means doing a full time job and then coming home to take care of a family while the husband (or male figure if he's still around) may relax or just "tune out" after a stressful day. This is of course assuming that he is still around. All of this is done while we are told to be beautiful, strong, motherly, and be the "working mom".

    Many cultures are still very much of the opinion that women are the "lesser" gender. As males tend to be the dominant ones due to cultural roles that were defined well before any of us were born, most guys don't really understand the concept of being female as much as a Caucasian person would understand being of African descent, or a person of rural Tibetan ancestry when compared to someone of an urban Rome lifestyle. And generally speaking of most people - there is a lack of empathy and ability to put one's self in the shoes of another. But women were generally kept home because we're not as physically strong as men, back before there was birth control women who were of child bearing age were likely to be pregnant or caring for children, and so forth.

    If you look into many tribal cultures before the invent of industrialization - it's a pretty practical lifestyle. Women often provided the bulk of food through foraging/fishing and men generally hunted for meat. Oddly enough, most tribal cultures also have/had shorter work days than our "civilized" society.

    I've seen a highly negative view of females and various cultures on this website. I.E - "All women and ( insert ambiguous nationality other than your own) seem to viewed as petty femi/nazi's with an axe to grind with all of the world for no particularly good reason other than to be a pain in the ass."

    It's good to know the relatively anonymous nature of the internet allows people to show their true bitterness about life in general without any pretense.

    Which is just sort of amusing to me - wonder why do so many men on this website have such bad opinions of all women( bad IRL experiences, gents?). I can't help but wonder if some of it comes from an intrinsic dislike of the fact that the world isn't under their complete control or their inability to communicate with the opposite gender - or being surrounded by morons IRL. Which I should note - idiocy does not discriminate between gender, race, creed, and nationality. It's sort of like death - idiocy is the great equalizer...

    Some of us ladies actually do have brains and do have more than just a nice snug trio of holes, breasts, hands, feet, knees - etc to service you with. Granted, those are still nice to look at and enjoy - and are no way to be underestimated or an excuse to see us as just a nice place to stick your man parts whenever you're bored or frustrated. But I suppose it can be attributed to ignorance, laziness, lack of understanding, need for attention, and a general need to vent bitterness about circumstances in life people can't change.

    Over all though - these girls would still end up earning every penny. Marriages made for money are generally not a happy thing an take a toll on both parties. Granted, who wouldn't like a lifetime of leisure to focus on their own pursuits - watching TV, saving rain forests, researching protozoa, blogging, and so on...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 29/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's funny how you complain about lack of empathy regarding females while making spiteful, far-fetched assumptions about males.

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    Comment by DEATH
    03:55 18/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    AKHH. thaz why i hate 3D . at the begining of marriage . EVERYTHING is BEAUTIFUL . but , ..... ya kn ow the result after 10 years . or maybe 1 years later . ^_^

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    Comment by VZ
    01:19 18/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As long as she takes care of my children properly and did the house choirs, I wouldn't mind a Japanese wife that stood home.

    Comment by mi
    16:10 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    damn feminist

    Comment by plmko
    14:30 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly what a Woman is for, if only Women from other countries were like this.

    Comment by daz
    23:50 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reason #6, 324, 775 to avoid Japanese women.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:02 18/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    equality now = wives doesnt work and husband must work to bone

    this is why we need to make countermeasures!!
    we need to make a group to counter equality now and NEET wives!!
    we need to create ZEON!!

    Comment by Waterfall Towers
    00:47 18/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want to be a "lazy bitch" as well... :(

    Comment by hauntedskin
    18:39 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd be wary of the postman, milkman, pool boy, cable guy, plumber man, lawn boy and any other "____"man/boy making a visit.
    Marriage + Lazy wife = Busy Pussy

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    Comment by paul
    06:07 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    if i get to screw her everyday after i get back from work i dont mind letting her stay home recovering

    and if she is willing to take care of the kids then that is even better

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:15 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only problem is that this kinda thing will get her all fat and fugly. And i doubt you'd want to hit it after she becomes all fat and fugly.

    Comment by glottis
    11:08 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's a great tactic on their part.. then again, if you can get them to ride on top, cowgirl style..

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    Comment by paul
    12:52 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well she will get exercise.taking care of the kids and buying groceries.if all she does is sit around and watch tv then i dont mind but if she binges on food then i'm just going to divorce her

    Comment by Zacharov
    02:12 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jeez, I wonder just how short their marriage life is going to be. It takes the truly desperate or a blind idiot to want to marry and keep a couch potato at home.

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    Comment by LunarSD
    02:13 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or another couch potato?

    Comment by Zacharov
    02:16 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The couch has only enough space for one couch potato.

    Comment by knee-san
    06:29 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What? so 1 plus an another 1 potato is a crowd already? hey wha-what are we talking by the way am confuz

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    Comment by LunarSD
    02:23 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And I'd heard potatoes are ideally planted 12-15 inches apart... plenty enough room for several on one couch.

    Comment by Zacharov
    02:29 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Potatoes of the couch variant is as wide as a couch.

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    Comment by LunarSD
    02:06 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    XP-tan... why didn't any of us notice this was happening to you sooner? ;_;

    How could we not have loved you enough to intervene before it became too late?

    Shame on us. This was our fault too.

    But who will still be willing to stand with you on your road to recovery? Who are the faithful among us?

    Comment by Chris
    14:29 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everyone will divorce her for that hot new Win7-tan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:07 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Feminism demands you have the same rights and duties of the men. So go to work you lazy bitches.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:48 02/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well said.

    When great power comes, etc...

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    Comment by Michio
    02:09 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    These women fail, wow.

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    Comment by tingle
    02:21 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    so glad my wife isn't like that.

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    Comment by (Girly Kenshiro)
    02:40 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My dakimakura waifu(s) are the best soulmate.

    Comment by Zacharov
    02:42 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too bad the dakimakura waifu is a bed potato. At least you don't have to feed her.

    Comment by Nicocide
    03:15 17/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol. Nice one.

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