Heartache for Japan's real-life 40-year-old virgins

Heartache for Japan's real-life 40-year-old virgins
This picture shows people including middle aged men sketching a nude model at a studio in Tokyo. A 2010 survey by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research found that around a quarter of Japanese men in their 30s were still virgins. That was up around three percentage points from a similar survey in 1992. The period corresponds with Japan's prolonged economic slowdown, after a stock and asset bubble burst and the one-time financial powerhouse suffered year of lacklustre growth

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