+11 I often read about Japan this, Japan that - problem is Japan is dying and to me, it means Japan isn't all that good. amirite?

by Huelcamylle 6 days ago

how is this unpopular? There are tons of people who think that Japan has a lot of problems.

by Anonymous 6 days ago

It's not mentioned in popular media. Japan still has that classy 80s - 90s vibe if you're not looking for a second opinion.

by Huelcamylle 6 days ago

It's mentioned all the time in many Japanese shows and movies and media lol

by Anonymous 6 days ago

the Japanese giving kids a lot of freedom till around the age of 6, and then it get super strict and demanding. That doesn't appear to work - since they're killing themselves a lot, live alone a lot, don't marry, don't have kids. Okay. And what's your evidence it's that parenting approach that's leading to that adverse outcome? As opposed to say the myriad of far more obvious and likely culprits, such as its workplace culture, its overbearing culture of conformity and the concept of having two selves - one in public, one in private - where you can't express how you actually feel about something in front of people. All of those seem like far more likely factors than giving young children a degree of freedom in their early years.

by Anonymous 6 days ago

The xenophobia isnt helping either, part of the reason why the reproduction numbers are so low. Their men got no rizz and foreigners dont feel welcomed.

by Advanced-Insect 6 days ago

Jezus. I need a break from the internet.

by Striking-Assistant 6 days ago

always a good idea

by Anonymous 6 days ago

Tough agree. I LOVE Japan's cultural exports, and the county is very beautiful! But people's work lives are in the toilet and domestically their culture revolves around work which is the total opposite of a functional society. Imo

by Anonymous 6 days ago

Japan made anime. Checkmate.

by Anonymous 6 days ago

Rather, "Japan also makes anime". You can't make anime if you're dead. Do I hope they change, but continue making anime too.

by Huelcamylle 6 days ago

In your case I fully agree you should not have or be around children.

by Anonymous 6 days ago

People don't have kids because their economic situation is trash. Japanese work culture is horrendous and people's financial security is still poor.

by Anonymous 6 days ago