Their spirit seems willing but young Japanese are hesitant to get hitched

Back in the days of “there’s gold in them thar hills,” one of the prospectors’ doleful refrains boasted the title “My Girlfriend’s a Mule and a Mine.” Across the Pacific and some 150 years on, I wouldn’t be surprised if an echo of that plaintive air were not about to catch on among young Japanese males — retitled “My Girlfriend’s a Modem and a Mobile.”

As was reported in The Japan Times on Nov. 26, the findings of a survey by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research reveal some very telling statistics about the attitudes of young people in this country to unmarried and married life.

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Categories: Asia, Japan

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