Monday, July 27, 2009

Strange relationship

A very interesting article on the lives of many Japanese people...
.....Nisan is part of a thriving subculture of men and women in Japan who indulge in real relationships with imaginary characters....... According to many who study the phenomenon, the rise of 2-D love can be attributed in part to the difficulty many young Japanese have in navigating modern romantic life. According to a government survey, more than a quarter of men and women between the ages of 30 and 34 are virgins; 50 percent of men and women in Japan do not have friends of the opposite sex. One of the biggest best sellers in the country last year was “Health and Physical Education for Over Thirty,” a six-chapter, manga-illustrated guidebook that holds the reader’s hand from the first meeting to sex to marriage......

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