The Problem of the Sexless Japanese Still Continues

Mark Horne posted about this problem over a year ago. Now McClatchy reports that nothing has improved. There are still a growing number of sexless Japanese. Japan is well known for many things, and its obsession with sex is one of them. It has one of the most robust pornographic and adult-toy industries in the world and airs TV commercials for items as banal as candy that feature sexually suggestive themes. It even has an annual fertility festival that parades two five-foot-tall penis sculptures Read more […]

Japanese Family Values and Business Ethics

Our ally is setting precedents that show how family values mean something completely different from what we expect in the U.S. In a sense, this story shows how strange Japan is to Western values. But it also might show how they have traditionally been superior. In Japan, until this latest court case, a wife could sue a woman who had sex with her husband. The court recognized that the woman had harmed her in some way. This makes much more sense than no-fault divorce. But it also raises the question Read more […]

Demographic Implosion in Japan Surpassed by Germany

While Japan has been suffering through a demographic implosion, Germany may be catching up to them. I’ve posted before about Japan’s dire decline in population. People there are simply not reproducing enough. But now it seems Germany is catching up. That, at least, is what Bloomberg Business is reporting: “No Country for Young Folk? Germany Has Lowest Birthrate.” Move over Japan. Germany now has the world’s lowest birthrate, and its economy is poised to suffer as a result. Germany Read more […]

The Japanese Crisis: Economic and Demographic

A Japanese crisis in the willingness to breed has economist worried. It made the news at the Washington Post, so maybe we can hope that people will begin rethinking the overpopulation hysteria: “Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy.” That’s an attention-grabbing headline! I think it somewhat simplifies the picture. But the facts in the story are amazing. For example: Extremely high numbers of Japanese do not find sex appealing. 45 percent of women and 25 Read more […]

When Puppy Love Means Disaster: Pets as a Sign of Demographic Winter

As another warning of demographic winter, the headline at the New York Post is arresting: “More young women choosing dogs over motherhood.” If you’re wondering why playgrounds around the city are so quiet and dog runs are packed, a new report has an answer: More and more US women are forgoing motherhood and getting their maternal kicks by owning handbag-size canines. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that a big drop in the number of babies born to women ages 15 Read more […]

Just How Close Are We to World War III?

I asked last year, “Are we really committed to war against China over some disputed islands.” The latest answer from Yahoo News is “yes, we are.” Tokyo has reportedly ordered its forces to destroy any North Korean ballistic missiles that pass through its airspace. Hagel’s announcement follows the deployment of a second early warning US radar to Japan, P-8 maritime surveillance aircraft and plans to bring unmanned Global Hawk drones to the country. Although Hagel said the US ships were Read more […]

Did The E.U. Get Bribed To Bail Out The U.S.?

I sincerely think our collective jaws would drop through the floor if the criminality existing at the highest levels of finance and politics was exposed. Hundreds of trillions of dollars are in play, and (connecting it with the story below) if you think the lives of a few hundred financial employees are worth more to the guys at the top than that amount of money and power… well… Zero Hedge again: “China Sold Second-Largest Amount Ever Of US Treasurys In December: And Guess Who Comes To Read more […]

Are We Really Committed To War Against China Over Some Disputed Islands?

We are committing ourselves to a forever war in Afghanistan, to more drone strikes, and to still imposing regime change in Syria. But, in the midst of those and other commitments we are also saying we will go to war with China on behalf of Japan. Seriously. In a move that US ally Japan branded as “very dangerous,” China said it was setting up the “air defense identification zone” over the islands administered by Tokyo to “guard against potential air threats.” In similar statements, Secretary of Read more […]

Hiroshima: From Christian Republic to Atheistic Empire

The United States was once a Christian nation, a “City upon a Hill.” Approximately 300 years after Christians undertook “for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith” a journey on the Mayflower, the United States became an evil, anti-Christian Empire. No clearer evidence of this apostasy could be offered than the dropping of an Atomic Bomb on this day, August 6, 1945 on Hiroshima, Japan. Many people criticized Truman for dropping the Bomb when Japan had already indicated Read more […]