Explosion In Sex Dolls Threatens Japanese Race With "Extinction"

As Japanese birth rates plummet amid a generational fertility crisis, experts have fingered an explosion in sex dolls as an emerging threat to the country's already-dire population problem - with some even saying they will lead to the "extinction" of the Japanese race. 

According to the RT documentary "Substitutes," industry insiders say that around 2,000 life-like sex dolls - with adjustable fingers, removable head and customizable genitals are sold annually in Japan. Assuming costs come down and the Japanese workforce continues to put in 14-hour days, there could be tens of thousands of sex dolls floating around the island nation within a decade. Maybe don't look in random closets when visiting friends in Japan. 

For sex doll salesman Noburu Tanaka, the advantage of owning one of the ¥420,000 ($3,750) synthetic dolls is its lack of expectation. “It’s an amazing feeling. It looks like a doll, but you feel as though it’s really alive,” he told RT. When you make love to your wife, there can be some problems. With a doll, none of that matters.”

For Kanako Amano, a demography expert at the NLI Research Institute in Tokyo, the dolls pose an existential threat to the future of a country where the population is estimated to decline by a third in the next 30 years. -RT

"The biggest problem in Japan is the decline in birthrate and population. It’s being called a national disaster, said Amano. The Japanese are at a crossroads, facing the threat of extinction. We’re an endangered species."

In the early 1950s, fertility rates hovered at a healthy 2.75 children per woman, UN data shows. By 1960, as businesses asked more and more of their employees, the fertility rate had fallen to 2.08. Japan had sunk to a critical threshold known as "replacement fertility," the bare minimum to avoid losing population.

"In those days, women's university enrollment rate exceeded 40%," Tokyo University economist Hiroshi Yoshida tells Business Insider. But as more women entered the workforce, fertility began to plummet. Today, more than 50 years later, Japan's fertility rate sits at 1.41, the population is falling, and brutally long work hours remain the norm. -Business Insider

That said, "loneliness among older people" appears to be one of the main drivers of the rise in sex dolls in Japan. Sell doll owner Moru, for example, purchased his polymer companion after the death of his wife. 

There was a void in my heart,” he told the documentary team, as he pointed at the row of dolls arranged in a sitting position on his couch. “When I met them, my life became inextricably bound to them. Since these girls appeared in my home, and thanks to them, I haven’t felt that lonely anymore…” -RT

Moru and his friend Keroro - who owns up to 20 dolls - take drives or trips together to parks, where they pose the dolls on benches and other locations  to take photographs

And its not just men! 

Female model Hitsuji who is very popular with Japan's youth says she adores her doll Masiro - and says she has no desire to live with man. “Masiro is not a friend, a family member or a loved one. She’s a creature who accepts my love,” she said. “I have never consorted with men like that.”

China and Hong Kong, meanwhile, has been suffering from similar low fertility rates amid an epidemic of "grass-eating men" - lame, feminized Chinese man-children who refuse to step up their game and get laid

Indeed, Hong Kong is suffering from an army of loners - estimated at 20,000 to 40,000 strong - usually in their 20's and 30's, who are choosing video games, anime and internet porn over wives, sex and the inevitable children that follow.

We can blame the prevalence of smartphones, laptops, computers, tablets and other electronic devices. We can even blame it on e-sports, a new pseudo sport that is sweeping the city with government backing. It can also be interpreted as another excuse for people to submerge themselves in the digital world rather than experience the real word. -SCMP

These sexless men are known as "otaku," - a Japanese term for socially awkward gents who have isolated themselves from their families and romantic prospects alike. "[T]hese “geeks” tend to be diehard anime and manga fans who have little interest in dating," writes Luisa Tam in the South China Morning Post

Taking it one step further are the "soshoku danshi," which translates to "grass-eating men" or "herbivore men" - a term coined by Japanese columnist Maki Fukasawa who describes these particular isolationists as having a "monk-like approach to life and relationships," which of course includes no sex

Studies in Japan estimate that this class of men, normally in their 20s and 30s, account for around 60 per cent to 70 per cent of the male population. Obviously, their reluctance to procreate is a major cause for concern. Japan has had one of lowest birth rates in the world for nearly a decade now. -SCMP

Hong Kong has seen a sharp rise in the number of "grass-eating men," according to Dr. Paul Wong Wai-ching, associate professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at hte University of Hong Kong. 

And while some experts have argued that slower population growth could mitigate pressure on China to create new jobs as technology increases productivity, others think China is in deep trouble...

They should have lifted all birth restrictions before 2010,” says Baochang. “Whatever steps they take now, China’s low-fertility trend is no longer reversible.” In three decades, 1/3 of China's population is predicted to be over the age of 60.

 

Meanwhile, China's one-child policy, and now two-child policy, has conditioned the population to shun large families

In a generation that grew up without siblings, a one-child mind-set is deeply entrenched. Maternity-leave policies have been expanded but some women say taking leave twice is a career impediment. An All-China Women’s Federation survey found 53% of respondents with one child didn’t want a second.

Even without birth limits, China’s economic development would have reduced fertility rates, says Martin Whyte, a Harvard University Chinese-studies expert. That has been the pattern elsewhere in the world: When incomes rise, the sizes of families tend to go down. -WSJ

If the nation drops birth policies now, says Whyte, “China will learn what many other countries have learned—that it is much more difficult to get people to have more babies” than to force them to stop having them.

Comments

Killtruck Tue, 07/24/2018 - 20:46 Permalink

"...an epidemic of "grass-eating men" - lame, feminized Chinese man-children who refuse to step up their game and get laid." 

They, like pandas, deserve to die out. 

J S Bach Free This Tue, 07/24/2018 - 20:53 Permalink

Wow.  George Orwell was... in his time... not permitted to delve into the pornographic depths of depravity which our modern society has attained, but if he had, I'm sure he would have predicted this level of debauchery had he the shovels and license to excavate and opine.

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Shillinlikeavillan Son of Loki Tue, 07/24/2018 - 22:13 Permalink

One of the reasons why we have MGTOW is because bitches nag and nag all fuckin day about stupid shit and on top of that, if you get one that is a fuckin uber diehard feminazitard, then ur fucked because if you don't do her bidding she will scream rape(!) and then its off to prison with ur dumbass...

 

This is a symptom of much bigger problems and the .gov jumps for joy with every chance it gets to fuck over men(for what? who knows, female votes I guess).

Or maybe its overpopulation or a combination of a whole bunch of shit.

Mousetopia shows the end game:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_sink

 

"Many [female rats] were unable to carry pregnancy to full term or to survive delivery of their litters if they did. An even greater number, after successfully giving birth, fell short in their maternal functions(this is abortion guys! and letting .gov raise ur kids!). Among the males the behavior disturbances ranged from sexual deviation to cannibalism and from frenetic overactivity to a pathological withdrawal from which individuals would emerge to eat, drink and move about only when other members of the community were asleep(depression! drugs! seagram!). The social organization of the animals showed equal disruption. ...

The common source of these disturbances became most dramatically apparent in the populations of our first series of three experiments, in which we observed the development of what we called a behavioral sink. The animals would crowd together in greatest number in one of the four interconnecting pens in which the colony was maintained. As many as 60 of the 80 rats in each experimental population would assemble in one pen during periods of feeding. Individual rats would rarely eat except in the company of other rats. As a result extreme population densities developed in the pen adopted for eating, leaving the others with sparse populations.

... In the experiments in which the behavioral sink developed, infant mortality ran as high as 96 percent among the most disoriented groups in the population.[5]"

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Teja Four Stop Wed, 07/25/2018 - 02:51 Permalink

It should be obvious to everyone that the main factor in reduced fertility is the stressful environment we are living in. Raise stress levels in a rat experiment, and you will see reduced fertility. And most of that stress comes from our combination of sedentary lifestyle with the anti-human urban environments dominated by dangerous fast moving entities called "cars". Think of the stress your 1-2 hours per day of commuting to work bring with them.

Simple thought: If you have one or two children and are forced to keep them in your house or flat all the time except when taxiing them to school or other appointments, how much time and nerve will you have to produce another child?

If you look at where and when population growth reverses on this planet, you will find it reverses where the car density reaches a critical value. Population growth in developing countries comes from the countryside. Highly urbanized countries like Japan are hit worst. China is urbanizing too fast to be saved. On first glance you might say "this is good, we need less people to save the planet", but do you want collapsing societies? (well ZH doom porn fans probably do)

Of course other factors count in too, no question, but the automobile factor is the most obvious.

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css1971 Teja Wed, 07/25/2018 - 03:18 Permalink

This is all just banker/pol propaganda.

They need exponentially increasing populations for their Ponzis.

The post boomer population reduction is kryptonite, exposing their lies for all.

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brushhog css1971 Wed, 07/25/2018 - 08:33 Permalink

Funny thing is we blame the men and look down on them. We all remember high school? The cool guys got the girls and the majority never got laid. At the bottom of the barrel were the awkward nerds that few, if any girls showed interest in. Its always been that way, its the 80/20 rule....20% of the men get 80% of the women. And the rest can crawl off and die in shame for all anybody cares. And god forbid these poor lonely rejects seek solace in dolls, animation, or computer games...lets heap more scorn on them and blame them for the extinction of the human race.

If the roles were reversed they'd be blaming men for failing to "step up" and assume their role as companion and mate for so many poor lonely women.

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Retired Guy Teja Wed, 07/25/2018 - 08:07 Permalink

Banksters printed money and raised the price of real estate. Now young people can't afford to buy or rent. Other things like divorce laws also raise the cost and risks of children. Child labor laws make children have no economic value. Woman's lib has made women dangerous and unpleasant to men. 

On the other hand if society made child rearing a positive experience women could have many children and reverse the trend quickly. Extinction is silly to suggest.

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kralizec Teja Wed, 07/25/2018 - 08:25 Permalink

If I were a Japanese woman in my prime I think I would take offense to boys preferring the artificial over the real...I would have to ask myself two questions: 1) WTF is wrong with these guys?  2) Am I (and most Japanese girls) too bitchy and frigid?

Since I am not a Japanese girl or Japanese at all I see this as none of my business.  Carry on.

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The Ram Teja Wed, 07/25/2018 - 08:47 Permalink

Human populations have always risen and collapsed.  It's a multi-faceted thing, but in essence, it's just how things function here on spaceship earth.  So, little realized fact: The global population doubled TWICE in the 20th century!  That's massive growth.  Can we expect the downside of that growth curve in this century?  Of course.  I expect the slope of the downside to be almost if not more steep than the upside.  Of course, if you are a wild animal or plant, you may cheer the partial demise of humans.  Remember, if you were 10,000 years old, you would yawn.  You would have witnessed this swing in populations several times. 

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Teja The Ram Wed, 07/25/2018 - 16:16 Permalink

Well, on a global scale, you are of course correct. But on a global scale, ZH is correct with "On a long enough timeline..."

What interests me personally is the local scale, of us living in the developed world. World population doubling twice is true, but the stranger it is why the population has started to fall in the developed world, even more so if you look at the working age population or the children.

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TheReplacement Teja Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:20 Permalink

You ask if we really want collapsing societies but give no other (reasonable) alternative.  It is a finite planet.  Growth cannot continue forever.  Societies and civilizations come and go.  It is okay.  You won't survive it either way.

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Not Too Important hedgeless_horseman Tue, 07/24/2018 - 23:03 Permalink

Kunstler is right. Tens of thousands of tons of exploded/burnt enriched uranium and plutonium will do that.

Another good 7.0+ earthquake and there will be few more, too.

The article doesn't mention how many pregnant Japanese girls/women are having abortions so they don't have 'Chernobyl Babies'. And, in Japan, if they do give birth to a 'Chernobyl Baby', the doctor euthanizes it right then and there.

It's all a race to the bottom now.

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