Asexual Japan

This survey of relationship trends in Japan is fascinating and bizarre. Some of the more confounding numbers:

– One in four Japanese people in their late 30s has never had sex.

– 61% of unmarried Japanese men and 50% of unmarried women don’t have girlfriends/boyfriends.

– And 90% of unmarried young Japanese women prefer to stay single, although 89% of them say they want to get married someday (?).

This in addition to Japanese teens feeling ambivalent about sex, and the looming “demographic crisis.” Their toilets and candy, however, remain second to none. [Via]