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    Japan’s Dwindling Birth Rate and Cultural Changes are Leading to Massive Decline

    Japan’s Dwindling Birth Rate and Cultural Changes are Leading to Massive Decline

    And the U.S. is not far behind

    Thirty-somethings in Japan aren’t having sex and it could lead to the end of Japanese culture as we’ve known it.

    Without sex, there are no kiddos and without a generation to perpetuate it, the culture is doomed. In what’s referred to as a “demographic time bomb”, death rates are far above birth rates, leading to instability in every market from housing to investment, according to The Independent.

    The Independent explores:

    The country is facing a steep population decline as a growing number of youngsters abstain from sex and avoid romantic relationships.

    Some men claimed they “find women scary” as a poll found that around 31% of people aged 18 to 34 from the island nation say they are virgins.

    One woman, when asked why they think 64 per cent of people in the same age group are not in relationships, said she thought men “cannot be bothered” to ask the opposite sex on dates because it was easier to watch internet porn.

    The number of births dropped below one million in Japan for the first time last year, according to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

    Japan’s National Institute of Population and Social Security Research predicts that the country’s current population of 127 million will decline by nearly 40 million by 2065.

    The fertility crisis has left politicians scratching their heads as to why youngsters are not having more sex.

    Lack of proper socialization and the ability to handle rejection in a healthy fashion can be blamed for the deficiency in hookups.

    Comedian Ano Matsui, 26, told the BBC: “I don’t have self-confidence. I was never popular among the girls.

    “Once I asked a girl out but she said no. That traumatised me.

    “There are a lot of men like me who find women scary.

    “We are afraid of being rejected. So we spend time doing hobbies like animation.

    “I hate myself, but there is nothing I can do about it.”

    Artist Megumi Igarashi, 45, who once made a 3D image of her own vagina, said “building a relationship is not easy”.

    “A boy has to start from asking a girl on a date,” she told the BBC.

    “I think a lot of men just cannot be bothered.

    “They can watch porn on the internet and get sexual satisfaction that way.”

    Neither is the U.S. immune from the same fate. A generation getting married later or not at all, an increase in one-child households, lack of interest in pursuing a mate in favor of digital relationships, etc. Decline here may be slower, but it’s already in progress unless something changes and quickly.

    Despite new-wave feminists claims, statistically, traditional gender roles serve a purpose well beyond oppression — ensuring a civilization’s survival. The family unit is the cornerstone of every successful civilization.

    Multiple studies have found a direct relationship between traditional gender roles (or ‘stereotypes’ as some studies call them) and increased fertility rates.

    It’s pretty straightforward — in the absence of defined roles, the family unit suffers. When men are terrified of women and women think every man that looks at them lustily has committed some form of sexual assault, there’s little chance for successful procreation, much less a proper family.

    Birth rates here at home continue to decline, leaving demographers freaking out. From a WaPo report earlier this year:

    The United States is in the midst of what some worry is a baby crisis. The number of women giving birth has been declining for years and just hit a historic low. If the trend continues — and experts disagree on whether it will — the country could face economic and cultural turmoil.

    According to provisional 2016 population data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, the number of births fell 1 percent from a year earlier, bringing the general fertility rate to 62.0 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44. The trend is being driven by a decline in birthrates for teens and 20-somethings. The birthrate for women in their 30s and 40s increased — but not enough to make up for the lower numbers in their younger peers.

    A country’s birthrate is among the most important measures of demographic health. The number needs to be within a certain range, called the “replacement level,” to keep a population stable so that it neither grows nor shrinks. If too low, there’s a danger that we wouldn’t be able to replace the aging workforce and have enough tax revenue to keep the economy stable. Countries such as France and Japan that have low birthrates have put pro-family policies into place to try to encourage couples to have babies.

    If you love America, you’ll have more babies, basically.

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    I have now lived in Japan for about 4 months, and will live here for several years. While no society is perfect, this is about the last one on Earth I would criticize. The Japanese are hard-working, law-abiding, and fun-loving people who also happen to have incredible technological capabilities.

    Everywhere I go here I see young children with their parents, and they seem affluent and well-educated. Despite reports of no economic growth for years, the Japanese seem to have plenty of disposable income, and I have rarely seen anyone homeless or begging. The “demographic time bomb” seems like a load of BS to me. This country will prosper whether it has 100 million or 150 million people.

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