“I’m turning 33 this year. Most of my friends are either married or married with children. I’m kinda hoping this year will be my lucky year. Actually, I met someone online and we’ve been going out. She’s from Argentina. But she’s only here for a year so I better move fast if I wanna pop the question. In Japan, people are getting married later in life, if at all. Some are hesitant to tie the knot because they’re worried about their income. I understand that feeling because I used to be a social worker, which didn’t pay much. Now I’m a salesman. I import and sell craft beer. But if it was up to me, I would continue providing aid for the elderly. It’s a serious problem in society now. But kids don’t realize this. That’s why this should be taught in school as part of curriculum.”

“Marriage rates in Japan have halved since the early 1970s, and birth rates have declined in tandem.” ( https://www.npr.org/2019/12/24/791132555/japans-births-decline-to-lowest-number-on-record )

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