“Japan’s under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren’t even dating, and increasing numbers can’t be bothered with sex.
For their government, “celibacy syndrome” is part of a looming national catastrophe.
apan already has one of the world’s lowest birth rates. Its population of 126 million, which has been shrinking for the past decade, is projected to plunge a further one-third by 2060.
Aoyama believes the country is experiencing “a flight from human intimacy” – and it’s partly the government’s fault.”
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Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?
There was a massive amount of publicity concerning some kind of new trend in Japan that concerned licking others eyeballs. The scape goats for the whole thing was the Japanese visual kei band BORN.
This MIGHT have been a hoax. See following article: Blind spot | How a hoax about eye-licking went global
Thanks Natsu for the tip!
Japanese eye-licking sex
The eyeball-licking accusations – Ryoga’s reaction
Japanese eye patch
In Japan they apparently have porn magazine vending machines… ^^
Porn magazine vending machine
… according to themselves. ^^
A quite funny video if you ask me.
Seems like everybody talks about it in the visual kei sphere online nowadays: the accusation against BORN for inspiring young people to lick each others eyes.
You can read more about it here: Japanese eye-licking sex
BORN’s singer - Ryoga – has finally commented the gossip on his blog and he finds the accusations laughable. Since it’s been quite some time since the video was released it’s very strange that this has become a hot topic no suddenly. He also jokes about the upcoming in-store-events and wonders if there will be eye-licking instead of handshakes from now on. See his blog: 2013-06-18 13:41:00 眼球舐め？
See a translation of his blog post at shattered-tranquility.net and SЯ : JROCK UK UPDATER