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


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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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 06/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    " ... they have no greed.”
    the fuck is that supposed to mean?
    now it's a bad thing NOT to be a greedy fucker?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:45 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    In a capitalist world... yes!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:27 07/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    probably just a mistranslation of yokubou, in which case they were probably talking about desire, not greed.

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    Comment by YakomoFujikawa
    02:45 06/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Surveys: Stating the obvious since 1997

    04:57 06/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Obvious survey is obvious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:40 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Redundant meme is redundant

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:50 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    No fun Anon is no fun

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:13 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Stiff penis is stiff

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:06 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Funny post is funny.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:29 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I would propagate this meme with a continuation but that would just be propagating this meme with a cont... god damn it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:01 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    “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.”--- So more money = more love yeah?

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    Comment by Gitami
    05:56 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Define lover. Some of the participants may think like Aya and have a different interpretation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:39 06/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    In case anyone was wondering, the picture is from Wanko to Kurasō.

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    Comment by Falos
    03:31 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Reminds me (once again) I gotta get around to this game. But I have a million "get around to"s and doubt I'm alone.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:17 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    You're not alone, not on this one.
    But Wanko to Kurasou is worth it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:04 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    you are not alone , you got voices in your head for a company . ....

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    Comment by Imyou
    05:13 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    It's one of few VNs I've finished. It has some surprisingly mature writing for an eroge.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:18 07/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I loved every minute of it. It was such great VN. :)

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    Comment by Megidola
    02:44 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And that's one of the least perverted pictures from the game...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:09 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So True~ XD

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    Comment by VVayfarer
    02:17 07/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... which isn't very noteworthy, though - especially for a nukige.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    02:46 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The image name already pointed that out but thx for heads up.

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    02:46 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    The dialogue just made the scene more epic...

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    Comment by bamboocopter
    10:15 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    never did get around to play nadeshiko route

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    Comment by Kazeto
    21:11 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meh, Nadeshiko route isn't worth it, unless you are aiming for CGs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:11 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, game was pretty good guy, has cute-sounding seiyuus and doesn't afraid of anything.

    I WOULD have clocked it, if my other computers with it didn't crash and the storyline didn't kinda dissolve into cramming a ton of sex into a short period.

    But whenever I hear the name "Junichi", you know what I think of...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:39 09/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought it was Yuuichi? lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:10 08/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the best game to where not only to you get to have fun with most of the girls, but some of them are either doggirls or catgirls. *sigh* If only that game had bunnygirls.... no wait that would be too dangerous because if they get horny there's no end to it. lol

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    Comment by Piecake
    05:54 06/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Does this article report any statistics? Did they mention their survey methods?

    The reason I ask is that "Statistics" like this should be taken with a grain of salt. I could say that 95% of the wives of dentists use Crest toothpaste, but that doesn't take into account the fact that they all get free Crest toothpaste (all dentists do) or the fact that I only asked 4 people for their opinion.

    Different variables like time of day (asking people walking on the street around dinnertime if they have a partner could be silly, they would probably be at home instead), the amount of people asked, and what type of response bias you have could seriously change what these numbers are.

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    Comment by PikachuEXE
    20:08 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    People are most likely idiots or number manipulator
    since statistic is used for most of report

    They ALWAYS forget about the base number, the question they asked, the option they have to choose for questions, and how they pick the people being interviewed
    I think there might be more, but these 4 factors is important enough already to mislead people when they are ignored by the readers

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:17 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    You sound like my mathematics teacher...

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    Comment by Shuubi
    07:09 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Basically, this. Besides, it's only 20 year olds. That's hardly the majority of Japanaese population. Sankaku just likes to overblow things.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:11 08/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    it's only 20 year olds because it most likely happened at a coming of age ceremony. they have those in pretty much every town each year for every one that turned 20 that year, and I'd say at LEAST 90% of the 20 year olds in the town show up. so, as for an accurate representation of TWENTY year olds, it's probably spot on. that's not saying it's an accurate view of japanese youth in general though...

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    Comment by Yourtime
    02:30 06/03/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    77% of young people have a waifu

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    Comment by King Tiger
    02:57 06/03/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    77% are 2D fanboys

    /me being one of 'em :3

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    Comment by Crim
    03:11 06/03/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The girls want the perfect guy
    The guys want the perfect girl

    The guy switches to 2D
    The girl switches to becoming a porn star

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    13:24 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Guys don't want perfect girls. They just want girls who don't really exist anymore. Girls without greed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:23 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    nice poem

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    Comment by Aya Reiko
    17:15 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    No, they don't exist *in Japan*. Girls elsewhere are actually motivated to be more than a leech.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 25/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wasn't aware that the amount in your wallet affected physical attraction.

    Something seems off here.

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    Comment by VVayfarer
    02:32 07/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're about as common in Japan as elsewhere... in Japan, the girls are just more upfront (and conscious) about it.

    Oh, and "greed"? Seriously? They're not greedy - they just want what they feel is a 'hot guy', which is of course disgusting in its own sense. But still.

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    Comment by Sandalphon
    02:00 07/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    If my Japanese teachers are any indication, they still DO exist in Japan, but they are rare to say the least.

    Otherwise I don't see a reason why they'd give up Japanese life style to come live in a 3rd world country. Sure they get paid well here, but nothing compared to Japanese salaries.

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    05:35 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)


    I am a 2D fanboy and have a waifu

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    Comment by King Tiger
    13:11 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    same here Jack :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hentai is cool but its stupid that there are people who prefer look at draws than having a real girl and fuck her... I bet if anyone had the change to freely choose between one you wouldnt say that lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:29 06/03/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Or maybe you live in a country where woman do not brag about the "equal rights but we want men as our servants" thing? If that's the case I envy you.

    I pity you, bro. It sucks to live in US/EU then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:28 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Who said anything about hentai, dope?

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    Comment by VVayfarer
    02:42 07/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    It does make sense for "2D fanboys" to fap to hentai and not so much to 3D, right? Well there you have it.


    ... pornstars aren't that good.


    What the fuck. As far as we know, he really is from a Western country. What's your point? Before you say anything, take a good look at 03:04 (OP) and 03:42 (direct response).

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    nope, it's not stupid. Unless you're talking about pornstars/super-hot girls, those are the only ones worth fucking...

    for all the rest, 2D forever!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:42 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Consider the fact that with woman's body come a lot of other things that are simply a pain in the ass. Or maybe you live in a country where woman do not brag about the "equal rights but we want men as our servants" thing? If that's the case I envy you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:38 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Waifu? *looks that up* Should have known. Fucking weeabos.

    I can understand not wanting a relationship (and all the baggage that goes with it) but those actually thinking they don't want physical relations with the opposite sex (or same if that's your predilection) are kidding themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Of course! If they didn't, they wouldn't have "waifu" in the first place!
    It's like being able to go halfway without all the "baggage" to deal with.

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    Comment by VVayfarer
    02:28 07/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You had to "look up" waifu? ... Fucking non-otaku nerds.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:27 25/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    .. Or, he doesn't speak your language.

    So sorry that some countries try to be a bit more multicultural then your own. Is this a crime?

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    Comment by Sandalphon
    02:30 07/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @7:38 Anon

    Really now, you're being quite silly if you believe no one can willingly renounce physical relations, specially since it's nothing 'new'.

    Have we never heard of celibacy before? Buddha renouncing his wife to purse an ascetic life? sure you can argue it's mostly a "religious characters" thing, but it does show it's not implausible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:58 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    How the flying fuck could you twist this to include god? Jesus even for a troll you infuriate me. God doesn't have a damn thing to do with it so stfu. He's got better things to do then coerce kids into fucking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:23 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    77% of youth would rather shag their friends than deal with covering the bill, mood swings and generally being another's lapdog.

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