The only differences are a matter of degree, not fundamental structure.
Are you really going to deny that persons living at home well into their twenties has become more common over the course of the last decade in the United States?No, #5 is not common in the US
A record 21.6 million millennials live with Mom and Dad
Get real, Sangha.
Again, the same issues exist here as exist in Japan. The only difference is the matter of degree.
No, it is associated with being a loser in Japan after a certain age as well. These men would not have picked up the derogatory "grass eating" moniker they currently carry otherwise.where living at home with one's parents is associated with being a loser, whereas in Japan there is absolutely no stigma attached to it.
Over 50% of unmarried men and women under the age of thirty report not having had sex within the last year.Saying that #2 is true completely contradicts claims you've made in other threads where you've said that young people are too promiscuous.
The Kinsey Institute
The decline of dating also well documented.
NY Times - The End of Courtship?
Who, according to many feminists in this country, are being discriminated against, make less money than their males peers, and are often passed over for promotions due to their children.#3 and #4 aren't even close to true. For the last twenty or so years, there have been plenty of married women in the workforce and they are not looked down upon and women are not fired for getting married. In fact, it is illegal to do so in the country.
They make it work.
Prove that their situation has anything whatsoever to do with mine.You mean people like you? Funny how when you reject marriage, it's solely because of economic reasons. When others do the same, it's because they prefer to pursue their career instead of marriage.
Prove that this isn't just their perception.And again, if those men don't make enough to date, they certainly don't make enough to support a family
I'm 25. I have the luxury.I see. You're special. Everyone in Japan is just selfish while you're a long-term planner.
Many of the people in Japan we are discussing are in their mid to late thirties.
If they wanted to be married, they could be.
At the time being, absolutely.Clearly your lifestyle is more important to you than the marriage you claim to desire.
You have presented absolutely nothing of the kind.I have posted evidence that the women in Japan do not have careers. They have low-paying jobs, many of which are temp jobs.
Frankly, even if that were the case, wouldn't that simply pressure them towards the marriages they claim to desire?
It would appear that many women prefer their temp jobs to the prospect of marriage.
Incorrect.And the % of women who work regularly has been going down, not up. You still have explained how that is evidence that the women today consider their careers to be more important than marriage.
More Japanese women are workingóbut for the economy to thrive they need to be running things
It has been trending no where but up for the last several years.In Nov. 2013, female labor participation among women 15 to 64 hit a record-high of 66%, a big jump from the 63.9% a year earlier
Low birth rates, low marriage rates, sexual discrimination in the work force, and stagnant economies hampering youth economic opportunities are universal in the industrialized world today.No, the circumstances in Japan are found nowhere else in any modern society.
You say this and then post a link talking about female Japanese CEOs?The notion of female empowerment has gone nowhere in Japan.
USATODAY.com - Female CEOs signal change at Japan firms
Again, that is their perception. It is not necessarily reality.They can't afford to date, and you think they can afford to support a family. Even the link you posted said it's nearly impossible for most of these young men to support a family on their income.
Why don't you stop evading the question and post some sources detailing costs of living in Japan and what it costs to raise a family?
Furthermore, more than half of marriage
No such evidence has been presented.Yes, I know. No matter how much evidence has been posted, including from the link that *you* posted, you will not believe it.
All that has been established so far is that Japanese men and women alike are whiners, who would rather not even try to raise a family than put in the effort to make the situation work.
Post up the data then.Maybe they can support themselves, but they can not support a family. Even your own link says it's impossible for most young men.
How does average income compare with the bare minimum (i.e. not the 'ideal') required to raise a family?
It's exactly as credible as anything you have provided so far.An internet poll? Seriously dude?