Sexuality in Japan developed separately from that of mainland Asia , as Japan did not adopt the Confucian view of marriage , in which chastity is highly valued. Monogamy in marriage is often thought to be less important in Japan, and sometimes married men may seek pleasure from courtesans. Prostitution in Japan has a long history, and became especially popular during the Japanese economic miracle , as evening entertainments were tax-deductible. Decreased sex drive in the 21st century has been blamed for the low Japanese birth rate and declining growth of the Japanese population.
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With a shy, quivering glance that she had practiced a thousand times, eyes slightly downcast but luminous with innocence and apprehension, Kaori sat at her desk in her prim school uniform, framed by a blackboard, waiting for a "teacher" to walk into the classroom and rip her clothes off. It looks like a real classroom, and baby-faced Kaori looks just like a real Japanese schoolgirl. But it is all make-believe, for here in Japan the best way for a prostitute to recruit clients is to put on a school uniform and adopt the naive anxiety of a frightened schoolgirl. In this club, customers can choose from 11 rooms, including classrooms, a school gym changing room, and a couple of imitation railway coaches, where, to the recorded roar of a commuter train, men can molest straphangers in school uniforms. Behind the image clubs is a disturbing national obsession with schoolgirls as sexual objects. The sexuality of schoolgirls has become an issue in Japan during the last year or so because a growing number are turning to prostitution to raise pocket money.
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Japan has an increasing percentage of young adults with no history of heterosexual vaginal intercourse. Public health experts at the University of Tokyo completed the most detailed analysis of national fertility survey data to date to understand trends in sexual experience over the past three decades. Peter Ueda, an expert in epidemiology and public health and leader of the research project.
Unless something happens to boost Japan's birth rate, its population will shrink by a third between now and One reason for the lack of babies is the emergence of a new breed of Japanese men, the otaku, who love manga, anime and computers - and sometimes show little interest in sex. Tokyo is the world's largest metropolis and home to more than 35 million people, so on the face of it, it is hard to believe there is any kind of population problem at all.