March 7, 2008

THE KAMI SUTRA:

When freaky-deaky equals hara-kiri (William Sparrow, 3/08/08, Asia Times)

The Japanese population is believed to have peaked at about 127.5 million in 2005. Since then the figure has declined, with some estimates suggesting the population could shrink to 105 million by 2050. The drop is feared to have negative impacts on the nation's labor force and grave social and economic consequences. Recent reports seem to indicate that the sexual proclivities of Japanese men are contributing adversely to the situation.

More and more men, reports maintain, are turning to masturbation and sex toys rather than to their female counterparts. And further exacerbating an already declining birthrate of 1.29 children per women found in a 2004 survey by The Daily Yomiuri, is the fact that some men are increasingly turning their backs on sex.

"Sex is just way too much trouble," a 35-year-old Japanese man told Shukan Asahi this week, adding that ever since he used masturbation as a teenager, he's never desired a woman again. "As long as I have a sex toy available, I don't need women."


That sun isn't just setting, it's imploding.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 7, 2008 7:52 AM
Comments

Of course Sawx Nation will likely be facing demographic implosion for the same reason.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at March 7, 2008 9:51 AM

The Japanese are going to be inventing the best sex toys the world has ever seen.

Posted by: Brandon at March 7, 2008 10:43 AM

If Japanese men are neglecting Japanese women, we can always ship them our supply of surplus anime fanboys. It'd be win-win.

Posted by: Mike Morley at March 7, 2008 1:02 PM

China has a surplus of men.

Posted by: Pete at March 7, 2008 10:43 PM
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