“Remaining single was once the ultimate personal failure,” says Tomomi Yamaguchi, a Japanese-born assistant professor of anthropology at Montana State University in America.
A common trend across the United States, Europe, and Asia is that birth rates are falling and the number of adults who never marry is rising…but in Japan, these trends are accelerating in unprecedented ways.
Among Japan’s under-40 crowd, millions aren’t dating, and increasing numbers have no interest in sex.
Ellen De Generes made Nicki Minaj blush quite a few times Tuesday. I love him so much—ever since 'One Mic.' That's where I first found him," the comedian told the red-faced rapper. I just thought him coming to me was too forward." But Minaj, who split with Meek Mill last year, wanted to "clarify" a certain point. "Yeah," Minaj admitted."I'm just chillin' right now.
It all started when the daytime talk show host mentioned the rapper's boob-baring look at Paris Fashion Week. " De Generes joked as some members of her studio audience saw a photo of Minaj's outfit for the first time. That was an actual pastie—a metal pastie," Minaj said. "He's fantastic and a really good guy.""He's so dope," the New York-raised "No Frauds" rapper confessed. He is the King of Queens, and I'd like to think I'm the Queen of Queens." Minaj later called him "a rap legend," telling the host, "I have a lot of respect for him. "We didn't do the..." she said, implying they haven't had sex.
For their government, “celibacy syndrome” is part of a looming national catastrophe.
Japan already has one of the world’s lowest birth rates.
It was the third year of the relationship when everything went wrong. My friends laughed at first, but they quickly realized I was dead serious.
We both lied to each other a lot, our drinking habits got out of control, and he even cheated on me. This was for my own good; I had a list of goals for my career my personal life that I wanted to achieve.
The Japanese government calls it the “celibacy syndrome,” and it’s fast becoming a crisis so serious that one official says the nation “might eventually perish into extinction” because of it.