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"Herbivore" Japanese men not interested in women
Japanese Teens, Married Couples Losing Sex Drive: Report
First Posted: 01/14/11 04:16 PM Updated: 01/16/11 08:46 PM
According to the AFP, a whopping 36.1 percent of teenage boys between the ages of 16-19 said they had little to no interest in sex, and in some cases even despised it, more than twice the 2008 figure of 17.5 percent. Futhermore, the survey, conducted in September 2010, reportedly found that 83.7 percent of Japanese men who turned 20 this year were not dating anyone, while 49.3 percent said they had never had a girlfriend. Girls, it seems, are suffering from a similar lack of heat: 59 percent in the same age group felt the same way, up 12 percentage points from 2008.
Japan 'Herbivore Men' Abstain From Sex, Business Careers
First Posted: 07-27-09 12:45 PM | Updated: 08-27-09 05:12 AM
As a result of Japan's languishing economy, a growing population of young adult males is deeming themselves "herbivores" and pursuing a radically different lifestyle than traditionally expected, Reuters reports. Herbivores derive their name from their disinterest in flesh--or the pursuit of women--and, according to a survey cited by Reuters, are a growing population of rebels who have no wish to follow in the corporate footsteps of their fathers.
Japan's New Material Girls
'Parasite Singles' Put Off Marriage for Good Life
By Kathryn Tolbert
Washington Post Foreign Service
Thursday, February 10, 2000; Page A01
TOKYO—Miki Takasu is 26 years old, beautiful, drives a BMW and carries a $2,800 Chanel handbag--when she isn't using her Gucci, Prada or Vuitton purses. She vacations in Switzerland, Thailand, Los Angeles, New York and Hawaii.
Happily unmarried, living with her parents while working as a bank teller, she is what people here call a "parasite single." There are so many women like Miki that they have become the focus of a heated controversy.
No sex please — we're Japanese
By Paul Wiseman, USA TODAY
Posted 6/2/2004 9:14 PM Updated 6/2/2004 9:53 PM
More and more Japanese men and women are finding relationships too messy, tiring and potentially humiliating to bother with anymore. "They don't want a complicated life," says Sakai, who has written a controversial bestseller, Cry of the Losing Dogs, on the plight of unmarried Japanese thirtysomething women like herself.
Parasite single (パラサイトシングル, parasaito shinguru) is a Japanese term for a single person who lives with their parents until their late twenties or early thirties in order to enjoy a carefree and comfortable life. In English, the expression "sponge" or "basement dweller" may sometimes be used.
The expression is mainly used in reference to Japanese society, but similar phenomena can also be found in other countries worldwide. In Italy, 30-something singles still relying on their mothers are joked about, being called bamboccioni (literally, big [i.e., grown-up] babies) and in Germany they are known as Nesthocker (German for an altricial bird), who are still living at Hotel Mama.
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