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What sexual and romantic alternatives are the Japanese opting for?
prostitutes
romantic video games
celebrity obsessions
pornography
pets
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sincx
Jul 13, 2012

What actually transpires beneath the veil of an event horizon? Decent people shouldn't think too much about that.

https://www.economist.com/news/asia...-it-hard-i-dont

quote:

[. . .]
Not many singletons have boyfriends or girlfriends, even if they are neither otaku (men who are obsessed with anime or computer games) nor hikikomori (those who lock themselves away in their rooms). Mr Yamada reckons that if people aren't marrying and aren't dating, they must be doing something to satisfy their need for intimacy. He is researching whether they are opting for sexual and romantic alternatives such as prostitutes, romantic video games, celebrity obsessions, pornography or pets.
[. . .]

Yes, Chihuahuas and Love Plus are fungible, good reporting.

Post your favorite mainstream media description of niche cultural phenomenons here.

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ROFLburger
Jan 12, 2006



notaku

penus penus penus
Nov 8, 2014

by piss__donald


symbolic
Nov 2, 2014



sincx posted:

Post your favorite mainstream media description of niche cultural phenomenons here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp76cHN2FDU

Nathilus
Apr 4, 2002

I alone can see through the media bias.

I'm also stupid on a scale that can only be measured in Reddits.


Years later this is still so drat good. The dude who kept his poo poo is a baller.

Nolan Arenado
May 8, 2009



Uncle Wemus
Mar 4, 2004


Final Fantasy 7 understands me better than any woman

Rakosi
May 5, 2008


It also has a lot to do with modern young Japanese woman being generally tired of their mens poo poo and being more adventurous and eager to explore options in life other than babies. I studied in a Japanese uni last year and of all the Japanese students who were going to study abroad this year like 85% were girls.

Uncle Wemus
Mar 4, 2004


Is that because life ends for japanese women after high school as they are ordered into domestic servitude

Stink Billyums
Jul 7, 2006
MAGNUM

The title of this thread is an insult to train otaku.

Business Gorillas
Mar 11, 2009







Uncle Wemus posted:

Is that because life ends for japanese women after high school as they are ordered into domestic servitude

I heard life is basically over for everyone over there after school which is why they all have that weird obsession about high schoolers. Its kind of like how when the same thing happens here for bumblefucks in the south they latch onto the one memory of excitement they have (high school football)

CHICKEN SHOES
Oct 4, 2002

~c u at the crossroads~


Slippery Tilde

Business Gorillas posted:

I heard life is basically over for everyone over there after school which is why they all have that weird obsession about high schoolers. Its kind of like how when the same thing happens here for bumblefucks in the south they latch onto the one memory of excitement they have (high school football)

dude I got 4 touchdowns in one game and you can never take that away from me

Hector Beerlioz
Jun 16, 2010

aw, hec

I'm Davido-kun, ama

Uncle Wemus
Mar 4, 2004


Will japan, and also south korea, ever grow out of the "work yourself to death" mindset

Tuxedo Gin
May 20, 2003

Classy.



Hector Beerlioz posted:

I'm Davido-kun, ama

is he the guy that renounced his US citizenship because he annoyed the US embassy so much they threatened to tell the japanese he kept it when he became a japanese citizen?

Gatekeeper
Aug 3, 2003

He was warrior and mystic, ogre and saint, the fox and the innocent, chivalrous, ruthless, less than a god, more than a man.


Wait I thought that's exactly what otaku means

Fat-Lip-Sum-41.mp3
Nov 15, 2003

by Nyc_Tattoo


sincx posted:

https://www.economist.com/news/asia...-it-hard-i-dont


Yes, Chihuahuas and Love Plus are fungible, good reporting.

Post your favorite mainstream media description of niche cultural phenomenons here.

quote:

“I worry about what will happen when these people’s parents die,” says Masahiro Yamada, a sociologist at Chuo University who coined the term “parasite single”.

lol. if all those "parasites" parents died tomorrow, THERE WOULD BE JOB OPENINGS.

HD DAD
Jan 13, 2010

Generic white guy.



Toilet Rascal

Uncle Wemus posted:

Will japan, and also south korea, ever grow out of the "work yourself to death" mindset

They're exporting it to the US which is frankly a good thing.

AugmentedVision
Feb 17, 2011

by exmarx


drans
Sep 1, 2016


Ramrod XTreme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi27530dDCc

Fox News on bronies

The line "How much shame should these guys feel" gets me every time

a7m2
Jul 9, 2012


Gatekeeper
Aug 3, 2003

He was warrior and mystic, ogre and saint, the fox and the innocent, chivalrous, ruthless, less than a god, more than a man.



lmfao

Nathilus
Apr 4, 2002

I alone can see through the media bias.

I'm also stupid on a scale that can only be measured in Reddits.


Hot dang. Hyuk, hyuk, hyuk!

Al Cowens
Aug 11, 2004

by WE B Bourgeois


Tuxedo Gin posted:

is he the guy that renounced his US citizenship because he annoyed the US embassy so much they threatened to tell the japanese he kept it when he became a japanese citizen?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2FGgYp6mdk

Iron Prince
Aug 28, 2005


Buglord


lol get fuckin' owned bitch

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007


anime is good, but dedicating your life to any entertainment media is not so good.

1001 Arabian dicks
Sep 15, 2013

I am a shit poster who can't type. I contribute nothing of value to this or any other thread. Reading anything I post is pointless. I am too stupid to understand when I am wrong. Ignore me for your own sake.
100% WRONG -->

Hector Beerlioz posted:

I'm Davido-kun, ama

he actually has a mental disease that makes him look sad and retarded but he is actually trying his best, how can you make fun off this, that was uncalled for you should know better, apologize publicly now and i will let it slide

let it mellow
Jun 1, 2000



Dinosaur Gum

anime is cartoons for children , inmy opinion

literally this big
Jan 10, 2007



Here comes
the Squirtle Squad!


Dogs > women

a retard
Jan 7, 2013

by Lowtax



ahahahahaha

OXBALLS DOT COM
Sep 11, 2005

by FactsAreUseless


Young Orc


white_expat_in_asia.jpg

ScRoTo TuRbOtUrD
Jan 21, 2007



anime is cool and good

no wait thats anice

anime belongs in the trash

Al Cowens
Aug 11, 2004

by WE B Bourgeois


Mange Mite posted:

white_expat_in_asia.jpg
https://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/20...-person-around/
Be sure to open up the comments and Ctrl-F for Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Japan, etc

Iron Prince
Aug 28, 2005


Buglord

Serious Frolicking posted:

anime is good, but dedicating your life to any entertainment media is not so good.

bitch say that to my fandom's FACE

big time bisexual
Oct 16, 2002

Cool Party



were goons responsible for his firing? i found this post mentioning that guy and sa being involved.

a hole-y ghost
May 10, 2010



Another dinner crisis solved by smooty chicken

Ein cooler Typ
Nov 26, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Rakosi posted:

It also has a lot to do with modern young Japanese woman being generally tired of their mens poo poo and being more adventurous and eager to explore options in life other than babies. I studied in a Japanese uni last year and of all the Japanese students who were going to study abroad this year like 85% were girls.



drat feminism already ruined the western world but I thought Japan would be ok

Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001






you can have a pet and still jerk off though so maybe japan isn't good at surveys

KiteAuraan
Aug 5, 2014

JER GEDDA FERDA RADDA ARA!




Business Gorillas posted:

I heard life is basically over for everyone over there after school which is why they all have that weird obsession about high schoolers. Its kind of like how when the same thing happens here for bumblefucks in the south they latch onto the one memory of excitement they have (high school football)

I was a shut-in through highschool and I am a shut-in now. There were never any glory days for me.

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dreezy
Mar 4, 2015

yeah, rip.


otacon! what's the scouter say about his power level!

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