Half of new adults strangers to romance: survey

National Jan 10, 2015

Half of new adults strangers to romance: survey

by Tomohiro Osaki

Nearly half of Japan's 20-year-olds have never been in a romantic relationship and 1 in 5 has never fallen in love, a survey by a marriage counseling firm says. The annual survey, conducted by O-net for the past 20 years, covered 600 fledgling adults slated ...

Editorials Jun 20, 2014

Meeting the 100 million goal

The Abe administration is poised to set a target of keeping the nation's population from falling below 100 million by 2060 in order to sustain economic growth and the social security system.

National May 30, 2013

Flak dooms handbook pushing motherhood

by Jun Hongo

A government task force discussing measures to boost Japan's low birthrate has scrapped an idea to give young women handbooks informing them of certain medical facts — including those pertaining to infertility — faced by some women in their late 30s. The handbook, tentatively titled ...