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2012-02-06 10:10:00 AM

kyuzokai: Maybe Farkers are as disinterested in sex as Japanese schoolgirls.


Tentacles for everyone!
 
2012-02-06 10:11:03 AM

RexTalionis: Muttonchopslive: no panties vending machines

Those were banned.


Well, at least it shows some effort. Next maybe they can try and outlaw video games with the word rape right there in the title.
 
2012-02-06 10:12:19 AM

doglover: dokool: And I honestly think that while the affected population is relatively low, it's still much higher than anyone would like to admit.

They put it in the water. They put it in the air.

(O.o)

Actually, I think the otaku culture is the symptom not the cause of the pressures of Japanese domestic policies.

Otaku are just the ultimate escapists. They take it limits others don't. But all of us in Tokyo who are in the lower 3/4 are partaking in the general malaise of the economic unrest caused by high prices and low wages. With just a 10% raise, my lifestyle would be almost completely different.


As I (think) I said above I pretty much agree with you. I'm living paycheck to paycheck (and eating up savings on top of that) but if I could just get some farking stability...

We really need to get a beer sometime, or something. You doing anything next weekend? I'm shooting this band's (new window) record release shows in Shibuya. I promise good times.
 
2012-02-06 10:14:23 AM

Diagonal: But also such as
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True, but let's say the fertility rate stabilized at 1.5. Assuming negligible immigration (not sure how much immigration is encouraged in Japan), you're looking at a return to around the 80 million mark in 30-40 years. And that's assuming no increase in female contraceptive use/male contraceptive innovation.
 
2012-02-06 10:15:15 AM
I guess Japan doesn't have Christian "family" organizations to explain how every failure of heterosexuality can be explained by gay marriage?
 
2012-02-06 10:18:31 AM
Are they still doing one genre over and over? The whole "milquetoast boy surrounded by a harem of girls who all want in his pants but also to hurt him physically"? I'm really annoyed because I started watching anime for some top-notch sci-fi that came out of the 90's and early 2000's (GITS, Cowboy Bebop, etc) and every other series appeared to be horrifically superficial and routine (the beach episode, the skiing episode, the "lost on a desert island" episode).

I mean, I guess it's like America's obsession with CSI shows, but even those have some depth to them.
 
2012-02-06 10:20:17 AM

RexTalionis: Those were banned.


The fact that they HAD to be banned speaks volumes.
 
2012-02-06 10:20:18 AM
The men there have very small penis', so the women say why bother.
 
2012-02-06 10:20:36 AM

Dr J Zoidberg: miss diminutive: Dr J Zoidberg: miss diminutive: I have a friend teaching English in Japan right now who pretty much told me the same thing. He blames it overbearing mothers and distant, emotionally detached fathers who are raising kids who have little sense of how to deal with the opposite sex. That's his opinion, but it could hold some weight.

He also told me that sarcasm isn't really a commonly accepted form of humour and he's gotten into some very awkward situations because of that fact. That alone is enough to keep me away; I'd probably end up in jail.

Do you happen to know him from the site ruminations.com or is his name Eric?

Neither of the above.

Weird. A guy I now from the aforementioned site is also an English teacher in Japan, and was telling me the same thing about sarcasm, that they take everything you say at face value


Wit was once known as the soul of France. The English had their humor. Not all comedic stylings go across all cultures. Japan is particularly good at taking things entirely at face value, because that is considered the polite thing to do. Your public face is the face that you project, and that is the one that you would rather folks react to.

Americans in particular can be seen as rude and boorish, and not just from a cultural sense thanks to reconstruction period, but because our forms of directness and even our jokes poke holes at what the Japanese consider everyday politeness. Even the folks who dig gaijin are surprised at us. Surprised at the folks who were raised in both worlds even.

I couldn't go back to Japan if I wanted to. Or rather, I don't think that I'd last long there, I should say. I am American. I am a Kraut-Mick-Nip, and while my relatives are entertained by my loud and hard drinking ass, they are likewise embarrassed by me. That my mother took a GI husband. That she divorced. That she took ANOTHER GI for a husband. They are embarrassed by my Grandfather who settled in Okinawa after the war--another big talking Irishman in a village of tiny, very polite Japanese. My great Uncles and Aunts moved back to Japan after the war, because the Internment was too much for them. They moved back, and became VERY Japanese again. I was born in Japan, but raised in America. I am not acculturated anywhere near what would be expected--and my Nihongo is atrocious. My mother was a half breed, and here I am a further mutt, And to be fair, my Great Grandfather went to Okinawa because he didn't fit in. I love my mother's heritage, and the culture, but I also can recognize its faults along with its beauty. Japan is an odd, odd, odd place, and has made isolation a national quirk--both cultural and personal.
 
2012-02-06 10:20:40 AM
Didn't I already read about Japan's planned population decline recently? They need more wars to keep the birth rate up and population down simultaneously.
 
2012-02-06 10:20:45 AM

farkingismybusiness: But I thought this was interesting.


That's actually a print of a famous woodcut (SFW, wikipedia).

The show is A+ in set and costume design, B- in script, D characters and plot.
 
2012-02-06 10:21:18 AM

fireclown: RexTalionis: Those were banned.

The fact that they HAD to be banned speaks volumes.


Well, okay, what's worse, then - a state where there is no law against bestiality or a state where bestiality is banned?
 
2012-02-06 10:22:32 AM

doglover: ronaprhys: We dropped on bomb and they still refused to surrender. We dropped a second and they finally surrendered.

I'm gonna stop you there.

Correlation does not equal causation. The Japanese were at war in mainland Asia for a long time before World War Two even started. The Russians were their old foes. But during the whole German Invasion, Stalin was busy in the west. With Germany pacified he was able to organize a war on the Eastern Front. The Chinese were takin' it back as Japan's imperial army faced every increasing shortages of men and supplies. There were countless internal and external forces at play along with the fact that we were already firebombing entire cities to ruin and that wasn't stopping them.

Basically the bombs ending the war is American propaganda. The consensus among the scholars I've talked to is that they were just twisting the knife that was already in the heart of the empire. Also, in Truman's defense, we really had no idea they'd be quite as bad as they really were.

Learn yourself something. (new window)


If that article in the New Yorker is supposed the be definitive proof about the "real reason" that the Japanese surrendered, it was pretty light.

Yes the Chinese and Russians were knocking on their door step. And yes, the Japanese had to be scared of what the chinese were going to do in retaliation for the horrible things that the Japanese military did in China, however, neither of those countries had proven that they could destroy entire cities at will in the blink of an eye.

They knew they were goin to get the best deal by surrendering to us and had they responded to with humility to the armada of B-29's burning their wooden cities to the ground the whole thing would have been unnecessary.
 
2012-02-06 10:24:56 AM
Can you blame them?

Japanese men are sexist pigs.

Wife! Do everything! Including me when I get my drunk ass home after working a 12 hour day and then spend the next 4-5 drinking with my coworkers!
 
Biv
2012-02-06 10:28:08 AM

meat0918: Wife! Do everything! Including me when I get my drunk ass home after working a 12 hour day and then spend the next 4-5 drinking with my coworkers!


I fail to see the problem here.
 
2012-02-06 10:28:25 AM
This attitude isn't exclusive to Japan. It's symptomatic of our growing isolation, facilitated by computers/technology, among other things. One needn't look further than the rise of internet dating websites.

Don't get me wrong, I find these sites useful; but generally I think they are indicative of the decay of community.
 
2012-02-06 10:31:24 AM

RexTalionis: Well, okay, what's worse, then - a state where there is no law against bestiality or a state where bestiality is banned?


my point is that the best of the lot is a state where nobody really thinks a lot about screwing animals.
 
2012-02-06 10:32:49 AM
It's OK .... there are well over 100m of them and those islands are full.

Folks here in Amurrica will make up the difference with abstinence-onyl education and anti-abortion laws, and some 1%-er entrepreneur can set up a baby mill to export them to Japan and fix our balance of payments issue as well.
 
2012-02-06 10:33:00 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: That's pure undiluted bullshiat.
Bombs dropped = End of war.


Yeah, I don't know if they be trollin or just ignorant but this particular flavor of bullshiat has been going around lately.

One dude a month ago was arguing that it was because ONLY the US insisted on an unconditional surrender that it knew Japan wouldn't accept, we had to go that far. Totally ignoring the rest of the Allies demands, and the fact that when you buttrape every nation in a 2000 mile radius for 7-8 years, you aren't going to get favorable surrender terms negotiated.
 
2012-02-06 10:33:46 AM

RsquaredW: Are they still doing one genre over and over? The whole "milquetoast boy surrounded by a harem of girls who all want in his pants but also to hurt him physically"? I'm really annoyed because I started watching anime for some top-notch sci-fi that came out of the 90's and early 2000's (GITS, Cowboy Bebop, etc) and every other series appeared to be horrifically superficial and routine (the beach episode, the skiing episode, the "lost on a desert island" episode).

I mean, I guess it's like America's obsession with CSI shows, but even those have some depth to them.


Some series do those episodes in an ironic fashion sort of breaking the third wall as it were. For example there was an episode of Bleach IIRC where one of the characters basically says, "Really? We are doing THIS now?"

High School of the Dead also produced a non-canon teaser episode set on a deserted island and basically just spent most of the episode showing girls in Bikinis but seeing as HOTD is nonstop wall to wall unapologetic tits and ass in every episode it was actually quite tame by comparison.
 
2012-02-06 10:34:42 AM

RsquaredW: Are they still doing one genre over and over? The whole "milquetoast boy surrounded by a harem of girls who all want in his pants but also to hurt him physically"? I'm really annoyed because I started watching anime for some top-notch sci-fi that came out of the 90's and early 2000's (GITS, Cowboy Bebop, etc) and every other series appeared to be horrifically superficial and routine (the beach episode, the skiing episode, the "lost on a desert island" episode).


Harem type shows seem to have fallen out of favor - or have at least warped enough so that they're not as stereotypical. From my observations, the number of actual plot/storyline anime seems to have increased recently. Not really sci-fi though, so you may be disappointed.

The more recent boom seemed to be daily life anime, usually starring high school girls. The main characters almost always being high school girls has actually gotten to the point where there's a series this season: "The Daily Lives of High School Boys", specifically mocking such.
 
2012-02-06 10:38:20 AM
My bad, sorry about that. Looks like about 59% of Japanese ladies can't stomach the idea of someone else's dick.
Not really. Still kinda sad that such a large population going so spastically retarded.
 
2012-02-06 10:39:11 AM

dokool: Here's the thing - I've lived in Tokyo for the majority of the last 7.5 years, so I remember what Akihabara/otaku culture were like before the boom (even to my rose-tinted weeaboo eyes back then) and how it's changed (especially now that I've learned the language and moved past that phase). And I honestly think that while the affected population is relatively low, it's still much higher than anyone would like to admit. Have you noticed how grossly oversexualized One Piece characters have gotten as their original audience has aged and reached adulthood, yet it's still advertised as being a Kid's Manga? There's some weird mojo going on in this country sexually and it's causing problems with the population.


I wouldn't exactly consider Akihabara to be all that representative of Japanese society either.

Don't read/watch One Piece, so I can't comment there. Although I certainly agree that there's something horribly screwed up with the Japanese society. My point is that blaming otaku culture is blaming the symptom, not the cause.
 
2012-02-06 10:39:26 AM
CNN spoke to a Midori Saida, a 24-year-old Japanese woman who described "herbivore men" as "flaky and weak."

"We like manly men," she said. "We are not interested in those boys -- at all."



This can't sit well with most men on FARK.
 
2012-02-06 10:41:36 AM
Speaking as a WWII veteran and using an appropriate ethnic accent I do agree that the BIG BOMBS that went SPLA all over Japan did ,indeed, force the surrender. Being the youngest surviving WWII vet I also went on to Korea,Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada,Panama,Kuwait,Bosnia,Somalia,,spied for the Brits in Falklands I, went back to Iraq after bombing Afghanistan,went into Yemen,then Iraq and am now fighting in the Congo against, apparently,god.
I am Mercury.
 
2012-02-06 10:42:23 AM

Skr: Does this mean a shortage of Japanese births in the coming years as well? Or is this more of a "I don't like sex for my own reasons, but I will eventually fulfill my obligation to my parents - I'll marry and have children."

Yes I did read the article but this could also be a culture shift towards having children later in life instead of in the teenage / early twenties. A shift like that would cause a hiccup in population growth but I think it would eventually come closer to evening out . (minus losses for missed child bearing years and lowering maximum amount of children possible.)


Japan has been sub-replacement level birth rates since the mid-1970s. Their population is going to crash hard in about 30 years.
 
2012-02-06 10:44:06 AM

Jormungandr: My bad, sorry about that. Looks like about 59% of Japanese ladies can't stomach the idea of someone else's dick.
Not really. Still kinda sad that such a large population is going so spastically retarded.


I can't brain in morning.
 
2012-02-06 10:45:51 AM

TommyymmoT: If Japanese porn is in any way representitive of the way they have sex, it's easy to see why.


Western porn is getting this way too. Half the time it looks like consensual rape, more designed to see how much a woman can put up with. It doesn't look like either party is enjoying themselves. Not sexy at all.
 
2012-02-06 10:46:06 AM

swangoatman: Speaking as a WWII veteran and using an appropriate ethnic accent I do agree that the BIG BOMBS that went SPLA all over Japan did ,indeed, force the surrender. Being the youngest surviving WWII vet I also went on to Korea,Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada,Panama,Kuwait,Bosnia,Somalia,,spied for the Brits in Falklands I, went back to Iraq after bombing Afghanistan,went into Yemen,then Iraq and am now fighting in the Congo against, apparently,god.
I am Mercury.


This post intrigues me more than anything I've read on this damned site in a while.

Also, how would American men do over there, guys? I like me some asian wimmins.
 
2012-02-06 10:48:10 AM
so small

media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-02-06 10:52:02 AM

jimmythrust: Two word cure: Maria Ozawa


I'll see your Maria and raise you one Yuma Asami
 
2012-02-06 10:55:21 AM
Japan also ripped off nearly everything from China, there is not much there that wasn't done first by the Chinese or was bastardized.

They even ripped off karate from Okinawa, which is part of Japan, but some Okinawans still don't see it that way.
 
2012-02-06 10:57:42 AM

Jake Havechek: They even ripped off karate from Okinawa, which is part of Japan, but some Okinawans still don't see it that way.


A lot of Japanese don't seem to think of it as part of Japan either.
 
2012-02-06 10:58:18 AM

Madbassist1: swangoatman: Speaking as a WWII veteran and using an appropriate ethnic accent I do agree that the BIG BOMBS that went SPLA all over Japan did ,indeed, force the surrender. Being the youngest surviving WWII vet I also went on to Korea,Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada,Panama,Kuwait,Bosnia,Somalia,,spied for the Brits in Falklands I, went back to Iraq after bombing Afghanistan,went into Yemen,then Iraq and am now fighting in the Congo against, apparently,god.
I am Mercury.

This post intrigues me more than anything I've read on this damned site in a while.

Also, how would American men do over there, guys? I like me some asian wimmins.


/desperately tries to paint eyes to look more Asian
 
2012-02-06 11:00:34 AM

Grables'Daughter: Madbassist1: swangoatman: Speaking as a WWII veteran and using an appropriate ethnic accent I do agree that the BIG BOMBS that went SPLA all over Japan did ,indeed, force the surrender. Being the youngest surviving WWII vet I also went on to Korea,Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada,Panama,Kuwait,Bosnia,Somalia,,spied for the Brits in Falklands I, went back to Iraq after bombing Afghanistan,went into Yemen,then Iraq and am now fighting in the Congo against, apparently,god.
I am Mercury.

This post intrigues me more than anything I've read on this damned site in a while.

Also, how would American men do over there, guys? I like me some asian wimmins.

/desperately tries to paint eyes to look more Asian


The better thing thing to do is to take transparent webbing or some sort of gauze fabric, then use spirit gum to adhere one end to the eyelid and one end to the side of the temple so that the eyelid is slightly stretched. Then cover with makeup to hide the gauze.
 
2012-02-06 11:01:28 AM

m3000: The Incredible Sexual Egg: What the hell is wrong with that country

Considering they have female only subway cars because men keep gropiing women, and it's a hyper sexualized culture that treats women like children, it's probably a lifetime of sexual mistreatment that turns them off to sex.

Treat women with respect and they enjoy sex more. Who would have thunk it???


You should print this out. Every year you should open and read this. Once you understand why what you just said is farked up, then you will have reached adult maturity. Please don't vote or participate in any adult old people stuff until then.
 
2012-02-06 11:02:00 AM
Daniel-san hooked up with that hot chick when he went to Okinawa with Mr. Miyagi.
 
2012-02-06 11:02:07 AM

Grables'Daughter: Madbassist1: swangoatman: Speaking as a WWII veteran and using an appropriate ethnic accent I do agree that the BIG BOMBS that went SPLA all over Japan did ,indeed, force the surrender. Being the youngest surviving WWII vet I also went on to Korea,Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada,Panama,Kuwait,Bosnia,Somalia,,spied for the Brits in Falklands I, went back to Iraq after bombing Afghanistan,went into Yemen,then Iraq and am now fighting in the Congo against, apparently,god.
I am Mercury.

This post intrigues me more than anything I've read on this damned site in a while.

Also, how would American men do over there, guys? I like me some asian wimmins.

/desperately tries to paint eyes to look more Asian


I like you just the way you are, GD, don't change a thing...well maybe modify a rule or 2, but nothing else. ;)
 
2012-02-06 11:02:37 AM

RodneyToady: Diagonal: But also such as
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True, but let's say the fertility rate stabilized at 1.5. Assuming negligible immigration (not sure how much immigration is encouraged in Japan), you're looking at a return to around the 80 million mark in 30-40 years. And that's assuming no increase in female contraceptive use/male contraceptive innovation.


Japan is almost as closed a border to immigration as North Korea.

They recently paid Brazilian immigrants of Japanese descent (ethnic Japanese) to leave.
 
2012-02-06 11:03:33 AM
I predict an increase in tentacle pron and rape.
 
2012-02-06 11:04:52 AM
If you hit on Gogo Yubari, she'll either disembowel you or hit you with a meteor hammer.
 
2012-02-06 11:07:11 AM

Jake Havechek: Daniel-san hooked up with that hot chick when he went to Okinawa with Mr. Miyagi.


That would turn a whole generation of women off of sex...
 
2012-02-06 11:12:55 AM

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according to that article, only 2 of these 4 wants to have sex and one of these 2 only 80% wants to have sex.
 
2012-02-06 11:14:57 AM

baggins2000: Grables'Daughter: [www.strangecosmos.com image 538x800]

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according to that article, only 2 of these 4 wants to have sex and one of these 2 only 80% wants to have sex.


So, cheer up! There's still a chance!
 
2012-02-06 11:17:18 AM

Grables'Daughter: [www.strangecosmos.com image 538x800]

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GD, the pics you showed of yourself last week were much better.
 
2012-02-06 11:18:53 AM

your average maint. man: Grables'Daughter: [www.strangecosmos.com image 538x800]

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GD, the pics you showed of yourself last week were much better.


Thank you, but I'm not Asian, and I don't want to threadjack.
 
2012-02-06 11:19:26 AM
Asian men have rabbit-sized dicks lol...no wonder the women are bored
 
2012-02-06 11:22:33 AM
However, if you are a: big, tall, white, American, in a business suit.

Wow.
 
2012-02-06 11:22:57 AM
So the fan boys in Japan have just as much of a chance as the fan boy in American.

Pity.

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2012-02-06 11:32:29 AM

fireclown: RexTalionis: Well, okay, what's worse, then - a state where there is no law against bestiality or a state where bestiality is banned?

my point is that the best of the lot is a state where nobody really thinks a lot about screwing animals.


there are always going to be weirdos no matter what country you live in...
 
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