Jul 30 2017

Marriages are down in Japan…

Category: A + Japanese Dating,Uncategorized,World FriendsIchiban @ 3:56 am

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Mar 30 2017

LGBT & Japan

Category: A + Japanese Dating,Japanese Girls,World FriendsIchiban @ 9:36 am

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Sep 02 2016

Marriage New Year Noodles

Category: A + Japanese Dating,Uncategorized,World FriendsIchiban @ 2:56 am

Most Japanese want to be married, but are finding it hard
Sep 3rd 2016 | TOKYO | The Economist

 

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A local official in Aichi prefecture set out a daring proposal. Tomonaga Osada suggested that the authorities could distribute secretly punctured condoms to young married couples, who would then get to work boosting the birth rate. His unorthodox ploy won few supporters,…

SEIKO, a 35-year-old journalist in Tokyo, is what the Japanese refer to as“New Year Noodles”. The year ends on December 31st, and, by analogy, the period when a Japanese woman is deemed a desirable marriage prospect ends after 31. It could have been worse: the slang term used to be “Christmas cake” because a woman’s best-before date was considered to be 25.

Soon a new expression may be needed: men and women in Japan are marrying later, or sometimes not at all. Since 1970 the average age of first marriage has risen by 4.2 and 5.2 years for men and women respectively, to 31.1 and 29.4. The proportion of Japanese who had never married by the age of 50 rose from 5% in 1970 to 16% in 2010.

Something similar is happening in other rich countries, but Japan leads the way in Asia. (The proportion of South Koreans who have never married by 50 is 4%, for example.) And whereas, in the West, the decline of marriage has been accompanied by a big rise in the number of unmarried couples living together, only around 1.6% of Japanese couples cohabit in this way. So in Japan fewer marriages means fewer babies—a calamity for a country with a shrinking and ageing population. Only 2% of Japanese children are born outside marriage, compared with over 40% in Britain and America.

Some of the reasons for the flight from marriage in Japan are the same as in other rich countries. Women are better educated, pursue careers, can support themselves financially and don’t see the traditional family as the only way to lead a fulfilling life. Some of the details are different in Japan, however. Couples are expected to have children shortly after getting married, so women who want to delay childbearing have a strong incentive to delay marriage. Even so, a large majority of Japanese still want to get married eventually: 86% of men and 89% of women, according to a survey published in 2010 by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, a government agency.

Economics is a big part of the problem. Women seek men with financial security. Men want to be able to provide it. This is hard, however, when more and more young ones are stuck in temporary or part-time jobs. “I don’t want my wife and children to miss out on experiences because we can’t afford them,” says Junki Igata, a 24-year-old trainee at an international hotel chain, who says he will put off marriage until his mid- or late thirties. Men in part-time jobs are less likely to be married than full-timers.

The opposite holds for women: there are more unmarried women among full-time professionals than part-time ones. The problem for them is the persistence of a traditional view of marital responsibilities, which makes it especially hard for a Japanese woman to juggle a full-time career with children. Her husband will often want her to give up work. (Seiko’s boyfriend asked her to do so after only three months together; she refused.) Also, domestic chores are unevenly shared in Japanese marriages: men do only an hour and seven minutes of housework and child care a day, compared with around three hours in America and two-and-a-half hours in France.

People are finding it harder to meet, too. The days of omiai, or arranged marriage, are more or less gone. University students spend their free time joining clubs to bolster their CVs as good jobs become scarcer. Workers toil for long hours. Some reckon men in particular have become shyer (or lazier) about approaching prospective mates.

High expectations pose another barrier. Takako Okiie, a “concierge” at Partner Agent, a sleek matchmaking agency manned by perfectly made-up women, says clients are often all “me, me, me”. They want a dream partner (Ms Okiie says it takes 18 months to knock this out of them) or, at the very least, what Japan refers to as the “three averages”: average income, average looks, average education.

The difficulty young Japanese have in pairing up is one reason why the fertility rate has plunged. The number of children a Japanese woman can expect to have in her lifetime is now 1.42, down from 2.13 in 1970. Little wonder the population is shrinking.

Some fret about a rise in the number of isolated people and “parasite singles”: people who live with and depend on their parents well into adulthood. The state can provide economic support, but the sort of civic groups and community associations that help people feel integrated into society have weakened in Japan as elsewhere. The once-tight connection between workers and their company has loosened too with the decline of jobs for life. “I worry about what will happen when these people’s parents die,” says Masahiro Yamada, a sociologist at Chuo University who coined the term “parasite single”.

Not many singletons have boyfriends or girlfriends, even if they are neither otaku (men who are obsessed with anime or computer games) nor hikikomori (those who lock themselves away in their rooms). Mr Yamada reckons that if people aren’t marrying and aren’t dating, they must be doing something to satisfy their need for intimacy. He is researching whether they are opting for sexual and romantic alternatives such as prostitutes, romantic video games, celebrity obsessions, pornography or pets.

Shinzo Abe, the prime minister, is concerned. His government wants women to have more babies. It would also like marriage to remain the basis of family life. It has paid subsidies to towns that organise dating events, tried to create more nursery places and this week announced a bid to scrap a spousal tax break that discourages married women from earning more than 1.03m yen ($10,000) a year.

Such tinkering may help at the margins. So too would shorter working hours and—more important—an acceptance by Japanese men that they can’t get married on the terms their fathers did. Governments are mostly powerless to direct such cultural change, however. Japanese men and women will either have to figure out ways to live together—or remain alone.

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Aug 31 2016

Finding Love In Japan

Category: A + Japanese DatingIchiban @ 3:23 am


Jul 25 2016

Only the strong survive.

Category: A + Japanese DatingIchiban @ 3:50 am

Japan Ichiban Friend Finder is still going strong and we hope to keep going.

Some of our competition sites have recently thrown in the towel and stopped providing the service.

Gaijin Pot Friendfinder folded about 18 months ago.

Japan Guide also.

Recently Japan Zone also stopped providing the service.

The explosion of social media Facebook et al, has made it harder for sites like these to remain profitable but we hope to keep on providing the service as long as possible.

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Apr 11 2016

Yes

Category: A + Japanese Dating,Japanese Girls,UncategorizedIchiban @ 2:15 am

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Jan 08 2016

New Women

Over 800,000 new women members forecast to join the World Friends database in 2016.
If you have been slow to sign up beforehand 2016 looks like it’s going to be a good time.

Don’t be shy. Try it out!

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Nov 25 2015

November 22nd “ii fufu no hi”

Category: A + Japanese Dating,Japan News,Japanese GirlsIchiban @ 8:38 am

‘ii fufu no hi’ is what the Japanese call November 22nd.

.“Ii Fufu Day(Married Couple Day)”!logo
The Japanese idiomatic/phonetic play on words enables  November 22 to be read as…
“11 = i i”, meaning “good” and
“22 = fu fu”, meaning “married couple”!

This is the day to show appreciation for your partner for always being there.
Every year, the most idealistic “Partner Of the Year” is elected.

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The partners of the year were chosen and are shown above.

Hiroshi Hase, Takami Kyoko and his wife and Fujii Takashi Otoha his wife.

To promote “good couples day”

Votes totalled this year through the Internet was  9,154. (Voting period: July 31 – October 2)

「いい夫婦の日」をすすめる会は、毎年、一般応募の得票数と社会背景を基に「いい夫婦の日」をすすめる会が選出する理想の有名人夫婦「いい夫婦 パートナー・オブ・ザ・イヤー」を発表しています。
17回目を迎える本年の「いい夫婦 パートナー・オブ・ザ・イヤー2015」は、馳浩・高見恭子夫妻と藤井隆・乙葉夫妻に決定しました。

今年の「いい夫婦 パートナー・オブ・ザ・イヤー」は、区切りとなる結婚年数を迎えられたご夫婦のお祝いをテーマとしています。

衆議院議員の馳浩さん・タレントの高見恭子さん夫妻は、昨年から今年に掛けて結婚20周年となり、さらに今年は馳さんが文部科学大臣に就任され重責を担うなか、高見さんは内助の功として支えられている様子から選出に至りました。

加えて、芸人である藤井隆さん・タレントの乙葉さん夫妻は、今年、結婚10周年を迎えられ、一般からの推薦理由でも「結婚10周年というのに新婚のような仲睦まじい感じがした」、「藤井さんが奥様を大事にされている」といった声があったことから選出しました。

「パートナー・オブ・ザ・イヤー」は、「いい夫婦の日」をすすめる会が毎年、理想の夫婦・カップルにふさわしいお二人を広く一般から投票していただき、一般応募の得票数とその推薦理由、社会背景を基に選出しています。 インターネットを通じて募った本年の投票総数は、9,154件でした。(投票期間:7月31日~10月2日)

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Nov 22 2014

Julien Blanc Banned

Category: A + Japanese Dating,Japan News,Japanese GirlsIchiban @ 7:32 am

Australia kicked him out. Canada don’t want him. Britain don’t want him. Japan are probably going to let him waste money on a flight and turn him back at the airport…and I’m sure he will be running out of places to travel to at a fast rate by the looks of things.
Loser extraordinaire Julien Blanc could have saved a lot of time by joining Japanichiban Friend Finder and would not have been banned form entering so many countries.
The guy is a caveman. Hitting girls over the head and dragging them back to your cave is so pre-historic Julien.
Pick-up artists? What is that?
Why bother making an ass of yourself unless you are a jackass.

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His website claims he can show how to “make girls BEG to sleep with you after SHORT-CIRCUITING their emotional and logical mind”.
In one video posted online by his organisation, Mr Blanc says: “In Tokyo, if you’re a white male, you can do what you want. I’m just romping through the streets, just grabbing girls’ heads.”
More than 150,000 people signed a petition demanding action by Mrs May to prevent his events taking place.
The petition was started on the Change.org website by a woman using the pseudonym Caroline Charles.
She said in a statement: “I’m very pleased that we have achieved the outcome we wanted.
“That the petition garnered so much attention in such a short period of time only highlights the everyday, ongoing relevance of sexism and misogyny. “
Mr Blanc has previously been refused entry to Australia and Brazil.
The Home Office spokesman said: “The Home Secretary has the power to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good or if their exclusion is justified on public policy grounds.
“It is longstanding practice that we do not comment on individual exclusion cases unless they are made public by the excluded individual.
“This Home Secretary has excluded more foreign nationals on the grounds of unacceptable behaviour than any before her.”

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Jul 24 2014

No Brainer

Category: A + Japanese Dating,Japanese Girls,UncategorizedIchiban @ 1:59 pm

Joining up!!! The Friend Finder Personals section!

Why waste your time elsewhere???

 Does it Cost Money to Join?

Japanichiban Personals offers a FREE membership that allows access to much of the functionality on the site, including our popular Groups and Video Chat. There is also a Premium Membership tier that offers access to all features on the service.

 Is English the Main Language?

English is used by most Members for their Profile and Messaging.

 How “Fresh” are the Profiles?

We are adding about 25,000 new Members a week. They come from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, the USA and increasingly from Europe.

 How Active Are The Women?

Over 80% log in daily. More importantly, they respond to your emails, smiles, chat requests. And they are fun to communicate with as Japanichiban Personals is not as “transactional” as the traditional dating sites.

 What Features Are Popular?

Groups are very popular as they allow you to meet people who share your interests. It is an easy way to start a conversation. Video Chat also generates a lot of interest, especially from women who want to practice English. The Trip Notification is also growing in popularity.

And yes, to get results you’ll have to pay a little….the longer the term the cheaper the rate!

Still not convinced? Just try it for a month and see how busy you get fending them off!!!

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