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Heartache for Japan's real-life 40-year-old virgins

Jun 8, 2015

Heartache for Japan's real-life 40-year-old virgins

Takashi Sakai is a healthy 41-year-old heterosexual man with a good job and a charming smile. But he’s never had sex, one of a growing number of middle-aged Japanese men who are still virgins. Sakai has never even had any kind of relationship with ...

Jun 3, 2015

Number of welfare recipients in Japan hits record high

The number of welfare recipients totaled 2,174,331 in March, up 5,166 from the previous month, surpassing a record reached a year earlier, the welfare ministry said Wednesday. The number of households receiving welfare also hit a record of 1,622,458 in the month, up 3,773, ...