Experiencing Culture Shock in Japan. A group of students asked me to participate in their project and I am happy to share the video they produced. Good job! The culture shock in a nutshell. Congratulations to Megan Gruspe, Di Hou … Continue reading
It looks like there is quite new label coined by Japanese media for the rapidly growing number of modern Japanese men who are called zesshoku-danshi 絶食男子 “fasting men”. They are not interested in women and sex at all. These young … Continue reading
The Anatomy of Dependence (甘えの構造 Amae no kōzō) is one of the most important contributions to the science of Japanese mind and how Japanese define the social interactions. The book written by Japanese psychoanalyst Takeo Doi, describes his insight into the … Continue reading
Are the Japanese really not interesting in sex? William Pesek about The Lust Beneath Japan’s Sex Drought. From Bloomberg.com
This is another commentary about the Japanese and the sex crisis in terms of sexless couples and singles and young Japanese who apparently are not interested in sex. Well, William Pesek is willing to challenge the common motion about sexless … Continue reading
I strongly recommend a book: Mental Health Challenges Facing Contemporary Japanese Society. The “Lonely People” by Yuko Kawanishi, which presents a comprehensive analysis of such phenomena like: Karoshi, Sexless Marriages, Hikikomori, Parasite Singles and much more!
This time I want to mention a book The Japan’s Cultural Code Words by Boyé Lafayette De Mente, which enormously helps to understand the Japanese character and cultural communication codes, and is recommended to anyone, who wants to get a deeper … Continue reading
Recently I came across an interesting and lightly written book by Boyé Lafayette De Mente, an American author, journalist, and adventurer, about ‘the sensual side of Japan’. Probably not for the academic discussion, because it is not the peer-reviewed piece … Continue reading
If you are keen on having a bit better understanding of the changes in Japan over the last 20 years, please check the following links to documentary films provided below. 1994 Female Sexuality in Japan by ABC Australia 2009 Tokyo … Continue reading
As the saying goes, in Japan you are born Shinto, married Christian, and die Buddhist. If you want to know more what it means, please check this link out!