Endo helped Ansari and Klinenberg navigate the complex story of Japan’s changing relationship norms for .
A 34-year-old single woman born and raised in Japan, she said it makes sense why she chose to focus on the identity of Japanese singles and their role in the economy at The New School for Social Research.
"So even at age 34, one out of four women are virgins in Japan," Endo said.
"It’s definitely not a religion that’s pushing that number." (Japan is a secular society.) Endo mentioned a third survey by the NIPSSR that could corroborate the family planning association’s statistic.
In that survey, 65.8 percent of women 16-19 were not interested in sex or felt an aversion to it, and 39.2 percent of women 20-24 felt the same way.
This survey is the only one we could find that asks about specific views of sex.
Endo mentioned another survey by the government, the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, that asked 4,276 women, of which about 3,400 were 18 to 34, if they had ever had any kind of sexual encounter.
The percentage of women ages 18-19 who said they had never had sex was 68.1 percent; for women 20-24, it was 40.1 percent; for women 25-29, it was 29.3 percent; and for women 30-34, 23.8 percent.
It’s just that many of those same women say they’re not very interested in sex by itself.
Our ruling Ansari said, "46 percent of women between the age of 16 to 24 despise sexual contact" in Japan. Still, the surveys on this question all point to a healthy proportion of the young Japanese population having little interest in sex, relationships and dating, and one survey in particular reflects what Ansari said.
intern if he learned anything shocking during his time reporting for the book.
Ansari zeroed in on how dating culture in Japan wasn’t what he expected.
They met their wives through family or work, and the women would then leave their jobs to take on the role of primary caregiver for children and the elderly.