Herbivorous boy

Justin McCurry “Japan's 'grass eaters' turn their backs on macho ways” http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/dec/27/japan-grass-eaters-salaryman-macho

所謂「草食系男子(Herbivorous boy)」の紹介。
herbivorous boyとは”men who, in appearance and attitude, bear little resemblance to the two dominant Japanese male groups of the past century: soldiers and their peacetime offspring, corporate warriors”。また、

The rise of the herbivorous man has met with mixed reactions. Traditionalist employers complain that they lack the work ethic of older generations, while commentators blame their sexual abstinence and relative thrift for the low birthrate and the weak economy.

Some women, too, say they prefer their men rougher around the edges. A popular revival in interest in Japanese history has made unlikely pin-ups of feudal warlords from the distant past.



Chris Meyers “Japanese man takes video game character as wife” http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BJ1XX20091220

See also http://d.hatena.ne.jp/sumita-m/20081029/1225245720