A new survey reveals that the Japanese national sex drive continues to plummet.

The survey, conducted by the Japan Family Planning Association, found that 36% of males aged 16 to 19 said that they had “no interest” in or even “despised” sex. That’s almost a 19% increase since the survey was last conducted in 2008.

If that’s not bad enough, The Wall Street Journal reports that a whopping 59% of female respondents aged 16 to 19 said they were uninterested in or averse to sex, a near 12% increase since 2008.

It’s the rise of the “grass-eaters”.

Many commentators in the Japanese and international media have laid the problem squarely at the feet of soshoku danshi — “herbivore men” — a term coined by pop culture columnist Maki Fukasawa in 2006. It refers to Japanese young men who have rejected their culture’s traditional definition of masculinity, and seemingly eschew relationships with the opposite sex as part.

CNN spoke to a Midori Saida, a 24-year-old Japanese woman who described “herbivore men” as “flaky and weak.”

“We like manly men,” she said. “We are not interested in those boys — at all.”

Countries that fail to harness the most powerful motivational force in the world will die out.  Japan’s population is already shrinking.  This is not a culture that will survive the Digital Age.

Seppuku (切腹, “stomach-cutting”) is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment. Seppuku was originally reserved only for samurai. Part of the samurai bushido honor code, seppuku was either used voluntarily by samurai to die with honor rather than fall into the hands of their enemies, (and likely suffer torture), or as a form of capital punishment for samurai who had committed serious offenses, or performed for other reasons that had brought shame to them. The ceremonial disembowelment, which is usually part of a more elaborate ritual and performed in front of spectators, consists of plunging a short blade, traditionally a tantō, into the abdomen and moving the blade from left to right in a slicing motion.

But this isn’t seppuku.  Seppuku is an honorable death reserved for warriors.  Seppuku is death by disembowelment.  What we’re witnessing is death by castration, the slow-motion suicide of a nation.

Here’s the full article.

6 Responses to “Rise of the “grass-eaters”, fall of Japan”

  1. chuck says:

    have there been any studies on testosterone levels among these men?  is a high soy diet common among them?

    • Jordan says:

      The presence of soy products in Japan is analogous to the  presence of corn products in the United States.  They are widespread, cheap, and highly consumed.

  2. Mr. Sunshine says:

    I visited Japan in 2007 and my son and I could not believe how effeminate and weak-looking the young men were.

  3. Erik V says:

    *books plane ticket to Japan* Time to make some half-white babies!

  4. Alex says:

    Females are always the demographic bottleneck – as even a single man can happily sire thousands of children in person, or less happily as a sperm donor – so a solution is easy, if unrealistic. The government can select the most desirable males and bribe women to get pregnant and have children, at the same time selling it as a patriotic act.

    Perhaps these grass eaters simply see no point in catering to the whims of women, given the legal traps put in place to bleed them financially if the marriage doesn’t work out.

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