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Japanese men find watching porn easier than being romantic with women

Tokyo: It might surprise some of you to know that the youngsters in Japan, who make nearly half of the Japan’s population, restrict themselves from having romantic relationships because of some awkward reasons.

Some men claimed they “find women scary” as a poll found 43% of people aged 18-34 saying they were virgins. One woman said, she found that it is easier for men to watch porn rather ask women to be involved in any such relationship. While another woman said that she was happy to be single as she believes having a boyfriend would restrict her freedom, reports Press Reader.

The impact on Japan’s Population:

The number of births dropped below one million in Japan for the first time in 2016. Japan’s National Institute of Population and Social Security Research predicted the country’s population of 127 million would decline by 40 million by 2065.

Comedian Ano Matsui, 26, said, “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, said: “Building a relationship is not easy, a boy has to start from asking a girl.”

How can this drop affect the economy:

The politicians are perplexed with this steep decline in population and it seems to be dropping further. The shrinking of the country’s population has been called a “demographic time bomb“ and is affecting the job and housing markets, consumer spending and long-term investment plans.

As far as fertility rates are concerned, countries such as the US, China, Denmark and Singapore have low fertility rates, but Japan’s is thought to be the worst of all the cases. A survey revealed that nearly a quarter of Japanese men at the age of 50 are not yet married and one in seven Japanese women aged 50 were yet to get married.

Both figures were the highest since the Census began in 1920, and show a raise of 3.2% among men and 3.4% among women from the previous survey in 2010.