Aug 28, 2015

Number of newborns in Japan rises in first half of 2015

The number of babies born in Japan in the January-to-June period rose 2.4 percent from a year earlier to 508,802, government data shows, suggesting it would lead to the first annual increase in five years. The country’s population has been declining as the proportion ...

Jul 4, 2015

Japan's troubling lack of romance

The recent survey showing that a large minority of young Japanese aren't interested in romantic relationships has troubling implications for the already low birthrate.

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 ...