One part *is* economic. The other part is, completely contrary to what Gath has argued, that Japanese young adults are clinging too tenaciously to traditional values (wife stays home, husband provides, no pre-marital sex) which are inappropriate given their economic situation.
Another problem is their lack of immigration
They view it as being too "troublesome" to work, and would rather go it alone.
"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her." -- G.K. Chesterton
And as for sexist....I am more than happy to come down on my sisters anytime...and I do. It's just not a topic in this thread. I will not defend the ones that make us all look bad and speak out about it here AND in real life. You're just too biased to have noticed. No worries, I dont really care.
It's kind of silly to call women shallow because they want successful men when the same generalization works out that men only care about how women look. Two sides of the same coin. I see people only calling out the women on it in this threat tho (not you.)