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No sex please - we're Japanese
USA Today ^ | Paul Wiseman

Posted on 06/03/2004 10:08:20 AM PDT by LonghornFreeper

Edited on 06/03/2004 10:17:14 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=676&e=5&u=/usatoday/20040603/ts_usatoday/nosexpleasewerejapanese

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Sorry about the excerpt, not sure if USA Today via Yahoo is on the list or not. No registration or anything, just click the source link and the article is right there.

Reading this article was pretty scary. Anyone who believes that Japan will provide a bastion against China in the coming decades should read this article. Japan is a society already in decline, and fast approaching freefall.

1 posted on 06/03/2004 10:08:21 AM PDT by LonghornFreeper
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To: LonghornFreeper

Maybe I should go help out.


2 posted on 06/03/2004 10:11:05 AM PDT by BrooklynGOP (www.logicandsanity.com)
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To: LonghornFreeper

Maybe I should go help out.


3 posted on 06/03/2004 10:11:08 AM PDT by BrooklynGOP (www.logicandsanity.com)
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To: LonghornFreeper

4 posted on 06/03/2004 10:13:21 AM PDT by martin_fierro
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To: LonghornFreeper

I am willing to help Japan increase their birth rate. This is a cause that I can really support! ;-)


5 posted on 06/03/2004 10:14:16 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Communism failed because people like to own stuff.)
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To: LonghornFreeper

how interesting ....


6 posted on 06/03/2004 10:16:04 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Resolve to perform what you must; perform without fail that what you resolve.)
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To: LonghornFreeper

Yes, real women are tiring and potentially humiliating. Better to watch cartoon porn and "turn Japanese."


7 posted on 06/03/2004 10:16:12 AM PDT by anonymous_user (Telling the truth means you never have to change your story.)
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To: LonghornFreeper

I read a book about 15 years ago, "The Pink Samurai," that included a lot of this theme of Japanese men being rather clueless about how to deal with women. (Aren't we all? But this book's point was that, in Japan, the confusion was to a much greater degree than in the USA and Europe.)

I tend to think that part of the reason why is that Japanese women were kept politically and socially less powerful than their USA and European counterparts MUCH LATER into the 20th Century ... and so, now that Japanese women are catching up rapidly, Japanese men are somewhat taken by surprise. Their grandfathers still remember when women were not to speak unless spoken to. Put differently: Japan, although catching up rapidly in this regard, is still "only" in the 1950s or 1960s "That Girl!" stage of male-female sexual politics.

Sorry if that came off like Andrea Dworkin. :)


8 posted on 06/03/2004 10:16:25 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: LonghornFreeper
"not sure if USA Today via Yahoo is on the list or not"
Gannet owns them and they still own the copyright no matter where it's reprinted (Yahoo or their own site)
9 posted on 06/03/2004 10:16:44 AM PDT by I_killed_kenny
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To: LonghornFreeper

Today: Japan
Tomorrow: Europe (pre-Eurabia)
Next week: Us?


10 posted on 06/03/2004 10:20:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: LonghornFreeper

Too much soy in the diet?

BTW, your screen name reminds me of the old joke:
"Why are Texans always smiling?"
"Long thumbs..."


11 posted on 06/03/2004 10:21:04 AM PDT by talleyman (Treason is as treason does.)
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To: LonghornFreeper
"Cry of the Losing Dogs, on the plight of unmarried Japanese thirtysomething women like herself."

Is this some kind of mistranslation? If it isn't I think I might know what the problem is.
12 posted on 06/03/2004 10:23:06 AM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: LonghornFreeper

"Nothing is happening with depressing regularity..."

Not like the good old days when you cats were raping Nanking, is it?


13 posted on 06/03/2004 10:23:50 AM PDT by beelzepug (I'll take "Why Me?" for a thousand, Alex.)
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To: LonghornFreeper
This is not really news. Back in the 80s, I read - in Time I think it was - that Japanese department stores were using cardboard pictures of hostess/guides at elevators and escalators as information kiosks. It seemed that the population was declining so rapidly that young women were not available for hire for the jobs, something the stores had always provided for its patrons.

Abortion and contraception are taking a toll in Japan, it is true, just as it has in Europe and soon will in North America.

We are our own destruction. It's nice that our doom is coming with such subtlety, though. A nice touch. As for China, abortion selecting against women babies is sending the gender balance on the mainland off the rails. The population gains on the mainland are slowing, and it will become increasingly male in nature as time goes forward. Will this make China the same-sex marriage capital of the world? Or will it motivate the next major war of nations, so China can carry off the women of neighboring states to rebuild its homosexual population? Another reason I'm glad I'm a geezer...

14 posted on 06/03/2004 10:25:48 AM PDT by TheGeezer (If only I had skin as thick as Ann Coulter, and but half her intelligence...)
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To: talleyman

Too expensive to raise children.

A liter of milk is over $3.50US. A good elementary/high school costs close to the same per year as an ivy league college.

Housing is outrageously expensive and no one gets very much of it.

High taxes, government control, business control (their free market is not our idea of free market) -- too many penalties for growth and investment; too many expenses for families.


15 posted on 06/03/2004 10:25:50 AM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: pogo101

"Sorry if that came off like Andrea Dworkin."

Well, there's one who could put me off sex. UGH!


16 posted on 06/03/2004 10:26:15 AM PDT by beelzepug (I'll take "Why Me?" for a thousand, Alex.)
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To: LonghornFreeper
•Sex. In a 2001 survey, condom maker Durex found that Japan ranked dead last among 28 countries in the frequency of sex: The average Japanese had sex just 36 times a year. Hong Kong was next to last with 63. (Americans ranked No. 1 at 124 times a year.)

We're #1 ! We're #1 !
17 posted on 06/03/2004 10:26:41 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: LonghornFreeper
•Sex. In a 2001 survey, condom maker Durex found that Japan ranked dead last among 28 countries in the frequency of sex: The average Japanese had sex just 36 times a year. Hong Kong was next to last with 63. (Americans ranked No. 1 at 124 times a year.)

We're Number One, we're number one...

18 posted on 06/03/2004 10:27:11 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: martin_fierro

LOL!!


19 posted on 06/03/2004 10:35:43 AM PDT by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: Always Right; fr_freak

you two sharing a brain cell or something?


20 posted on 06/03/2004 10:36:08 AM PDT by lump in the melting pot (you're it)
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To: BrooklynGOP
Maybe I should go help out.

My thoughts exactly.

Is there a Register people can sign? I'm would be more than happy to do my part and help resolve Japan's problem.

21 posted on 06/03/2004 10:39:42 AM PDT by Dr._Joseph_Warren
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To: Always Right

Somebody owes me some p***y


22 posted on 06/03/2004 10:39:49 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Dr._Joseph_Warren

Japan needs to start outsourcing.


23 posted on 06/03/2004 10:43:19 AM PDT by BrooklynGOP (www.logicandsanity.com)
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To: lump in the melting pot; Always Right
you two sharing a brain cell or something?

Actually, I feel a little sorry for anyone who didn't have this reaction when they saw that statistic.

And then there is something about great minds....
24 posted on 06/03/2004 10:46:29 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: AppyPappy
Somebody owes me some p***y

Probably the hardware store. Or maybe Home Depot.

You did mean "putty," didn't you?

25 posted on 06/03/2004 10:48:02 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: Admin Moderator

What was the problem? I excerpted it already. I posted only a few paragraphs from the beginning of a huge article, well below 10% of the total. Why did you remove the excerpt text?


26 posted on 06/03/2004 10:50:30 AM PDT by LonghornFreeper
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To: LonghornFreeper
Many young Japanese women live carefree lives, staying at home with their parents, paying little if any rent, letting their mothers cook their meals, clean their rooms and do their laundry. Many work dead-end jobs that don't pay much but don't cause much stress and give them enough spending money to buy designer handbags, shoes, clothes and jewelry and enough time to take overseas holidays with their girlfriends.

There is the problem right there.

27 posted on 06/03/2004 10:51:12 AM PDT by Hermann the Cherusker
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To: LonghornFreeper

There were some news articles back five years ago or thereabouts saying that many Japanese women had what they called "lizard husbands." These were men who got up very early to go to work, went to the karaoke bar with their boss after work in the spirit of Japanese teamwork, and got home late at night. So the woman would wake up in bed to find her husband gone, and would go to sleep at night before he returned.

Evidently the same on weekends, when these husbands would rise early to play golf with the boss.

I always rather liked that descriptive phrase for the man who is never in bed while his wife is awake: lizard husband.


28 posted on 06/03/2004 11:07:38 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: LonghornFreeper
I had to LOL when I read this part below, because I know American men who sound just like this Japanese man when he proposed here:

The author of Kekkon Shimasen (I Won't Get Married!), Haruka abandoned her own plans for marriage a decade ago when she realized her fiancé wanted her to give up her career and lead the traditional life of a Japanese housewife. She says Japanese men sometimes propose to women with lines like: ''I want you to cook miso soup for me the rest of my life.'' Not surprisingly, Japan's increasingly educated and well-traveled young women are not impressed.
29 posted on 06/03/2004 12:04:51 PM PDT by summer
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To: LonghornFreeper

PS Maybe some men need to learn how to romance a woman. Woman who have been working all their lives in jobs don't want to get married when marriage seems to offer nothing more but the demands of yet another job.


30 posted on 06/03/2004 12:07:41 PM PDT by summer
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To: beelzepug

Boy when we castrate a nation do we do a job or what? Both the Japanese and the Germans have gone from being swaggering conquerors to pu**ies.


31 posted on 06/03/2004 12:21:01 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: BrooklynGOP

If they can clear it with Mrs. Exile, I'd be more than happy to take in a 25 year old asain girl.


32 posted on 06/03/2004 12:23:43 PM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
You did mean "putty," didn't you?

Hear the one about the newlywed couple that confused their putty and their Vasaline?

First hot day...

...all their windows fell out.

33 posted on 06/03/2004 12:27:11 PM PDT by eno_
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To: saveliberty

You hit the nail right on the head.


34 posted on 06/03/2004 1:41:44 PM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: anonymous_user; cyborg; Gunrunner2
Yes, real women are tiring and potentially humiliating. Better to watch cartoon porn and "turn Japanese."

Turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese

I really think so!

Turning Japanese I think I'm turning Japanese

I really think so!

The funny thing about that song is most people do not know what they were talking about .....what 'turning Japanese' truly meant and stood for.

LOL!

35 posted on 06/03/2004 2:48:51 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear missiles: The ultimate Phallic symbol.)
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To: sushiman

ping


36 posted on 06/03/2004 2:50:41 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: saveliberty

Too expensive to raise children.

A liter of milk is over $3.50US. A good elementary/high school costs close to the same per year as an ivy league college.

"Housing is outrageously expensive and no one gets very much of it.

High taxes, government control, business control (their free market is not our idea of free market) -- too many penalties for growth and investment; too many expenses for families."

That about sums it up ...What the hell am I DOING here ???


37 posted on 06/03/2004 3:15:39 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: pogo101; Clemenza
I read a book about 15 years ago, "The Pink Samurai," that included a lot of this theme of Japanese men being rather clueless about how to deal with women.

You bet! I met lots of Japanese businessmen when I lived in La-La Land. They ALL wanted to hop in the sack with "blonde" American women. I put "blonde" in quotes because most such "blondes" had dyed or bleached hair. And it didn't matter how horribly ugly they looked as long as they had blonde hair. A typical Japanese man would rather hop into the sack with a Courtney Love than an Ava Gardner. Incredible but TRUE. This is why so many hookers in L.A. have fake blonde hair.

38 posted on 06/03/2004 3:21:47 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Saddam Hussein was only 537 Florida votes away from still being in power)
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To: sushiman

You like the view??? :)


39 posted on 06/03/2004 3:23:40 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: summer
She says Japanese men sometimes propose to women with lines like: ''I want you to cook miso soup for me the rest of my life.''

That would never happen here. Most American guys would ask women to heat up their chili for the rest of their lives.

40 posted on 06/03/2004 3:24:05 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Saddam Hussein was only 537 Florida votes away from still being in power)
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To: PJ-Comix
Most American guys would ask women to heat up their chili for the rest of their lives.

Miso soup, chil, whatever -- the point is certain just want a woman to take care of them, and that's it. Sort of destroys the entire kinight in shining armor fantasy many women cling to, when women realize this knight is merely looking for a mate to take care of this horse, clean his armor, and, more -- and oh, do it all for free. Sometimes a woman may be better off just keeping her current employment, and saying so long to that knight. I think many women do want a man to sweep them off their feet, but some men just want to hand women a broom.
41 posted on 06/03/2004 3:38:40 PM PDT by summer
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To: PJ-Comix
I meant to add "men" here: ...the point is certain men....
42 posted on 06/03/2004 3:40:18 PM PDT by summer
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To: LonghornFreeper

We are Siameeeze if you pleeeze!


43 posted on 06/03/2004 3:43:44 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: cyborg

saveliberty said :

" Too expensive to raise children. "

We've only got one child . My wife couldn't have more .

" A liter of milk is over $3.50US.

We pay $ 1.99 for a liter , less when it's on sale .

" A good elementary/high school costs close to the same per year as an ivy league college. "

A " private " school costs big buckeroos just as it would in the USA .

"Housing is outrageously expensive and no one gets very much of it.

Luckily , we'll get my wife's Mom's house when she passes . We're living with and taking care of her now .

And the scenery in my neck of the woods IS splendid . :)


44 posted on 06/03/2004 3:44:08 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: sushiman

Wonderful you are taking care of your mother-in-law. I'll be doing the same. I think many foreigners imagine Americans throwing their parents in nursing homes and forgetting about them.


45 posted on 06/03/2004 3:48:27 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: cyborg

My parents have always planned to go into a nursing home. They don't want their kids to take care of them.

I also plan to go into a nursing home when I'm older. I don't want my kids to take care of me.


46 posted on 06/03/2004 3:56:06 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: luckystarmom

Wow that's really different...I could not put my mother in a nursing home. Why don't you want your kids to take care of you? If you were my mother, I would.


47 posted on 06/03/2004 3:57:32 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: spetznaz
LOL. . .read the hotel-provided US Today cartoon paper this morning on my flight back from Seattle. I hate that paper. I always feel like I am reading some third-grade reader when I do. And, by the way, Embassy Suites does not have FNC. I usually stay at the Marriott but they were full so stayed at the Embassy Suites. Nice place but no FNC. Told them I would not be back until they got FNC.
48 posted on 06/03/2004 4:11:39 PM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: cyborg
Mom in-law moving in with us next month. Father in-law passed in March and there never was a question of taking "mom" in.
49 posted on 06/03/2004 4:13:07 PM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: Gunrunner2

Yep. It's not that I think nursing homes are bad, but it's just not me esp. after my mom stayed at home and sacrificed everything.


50 posted on 06/03/2004 4:15:45 PM PDT by cyborg
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