As we know that Japan is struggling with the problem of Celibacy Syndrome.

What strategic steps has Japan taken to end its fight with celibacy syndrome?

What policies have been implemented?

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    You are welcome. Tentatively I would say the indigenous birth rate is in line with other OECD countries. But as a mono-cultural country with low immigration, the usual mitigating factor doesn't exist. Economic incentives have thus far been insufficient to raise the birth rate above the replacement ratio. – LateralFractal Aug 16 '17 at 6:05
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    Did you read the wikipedia article that you linked to? "One critic accused the Guardian and other media outlets of using "cherry-picked" data in order to make a sensational claim that appeals to Western notions of a "weird Japan". Another criticism points to contrary statistics that indicate that Japanese youth are having sex more frequently than ever". – James K Aug 16 '17 at 6:12
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    Fair enough, I'll opt out. Treatment of a posited psycho-sexual syndrome is beyond my area of interest in Politics.SE – LateralFractal Aug 16 '17 at 7:08
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's based on a faulty premise. The wikipedia page pretty much explains that. – user1530 Aug 16 '17 at 7:21
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    @LateralFractal The "young" is defined as 18 to 34 years old in Japan. The rate of unmarried people who are virgin, don't have boy/girlfriends, and answered they don't like to have a kid and/or boy/girlfrined all keep increasing, which is a strong indicator of young people giving up sex. All of these have been discussed everywhere and you can get any resources pretty easily. – Blaszard Aug 16 '17 at 12:05

"Celibacy syndrome" was a term coined by a journalist for a 2013 article the article combined two popular "click-bait" topics: "Sex" and "Weird Japan". The data used to support the existence of such a "syndrome" was poorly sourced. There is little evidence that such a syndrome exists and no evidence that it is a major contributor to the birth rate. Indeed there is evidence that over a longer timescale, sexual activity among young adults has increased.

While it was widely reported in Western media, there has been little discussion of a decline in sexual activity among young adults in Japan. It is not considered a problem, as it does not exist and has not been reported to exist. And therefore no strategic steps have been planned or implemented to fight the syndrome.

While "celibacy syndrome" is a fantasy, there is a real problem of a declining birth-rate, low levels of immigration and an aging population.

  • thank you for your answer, you are saying that its not a problem, but there is very serious problem of falling birth rate, independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/…. that might be due to this celibacy Syndrome. what you say ? – sparrowTrajon Aug 16 '17 at 7:17
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    Yes, that is exactly what I am saying. The article in the Independent is not about celibacy syndrome, and you have repeatedly stated that your question is not about falling birth rates. – James K Aug 16 '17 at 7:21

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