Sexless in Japan

Shanghai Daily 15 March 2007に載っていたベタ記事を書き写してみる。

No sex please we’re Japanese

THE secret behind Japan’s plunging birth rate? A record 39.7 percent of Japanese citizens ages 16-49 have not had sex for more than a month—a five percentage point increase from two years ago—according to a survey published this week by the Japan Family Planning Association.
Among married couples, the rate was only slightly lower, at 34.6 percent. The survey comes amid concerns over Japan’s faltering birthrate, which fell in 2005 to a record low of 1.26 births in an average woman’s lifetime. The decline has stoked fears of impeding tax revenue shortfalls and labor shortage.

ところで、中国でChina Population Communication Centerと製薬会社Eli Lilly & Co.によって中年カップルの性生活に関する調査が計画されていることを知る*1。Eli Lilly & Co.は米国系の製薬会社で、Cialisの製造元。

*1:Winny WANG “Sex survey of middle-aged couples” Shanghai Daily 27 February 2007.