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
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.
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