notes that the rate of arranged marriage divorces is actually dwarfed by the divorce rate of traditional modern marriages, implying, possibly, that love can blossom from even the most unorthodox of couplings.
, young Japanese men and women are “giving up dating and marrying friends.” Because of the country’s low birth rates, it looks like the young Japanese population has just settled to tie the knot with their lifelong friends.
The 2 met each other 6 years ago and co-starred as lovers in a stage play this May.
They apparently fell in love and started dating in June, co-habiting in August and officially submitted the marriage papers today.
Crazily enough, about 60% of Japanese women and 76% of Japanese men in their 20s report having no romantic partner, yet about 80% of unmarried Japanese say they’re looking towards marriage as a major life goal. I’ll just marry whoever’s convenient.” A handful of celebrity marriages have apparently helped spark the new trend of “” (roughly translated, “marrying without dating”).
These seemingly incongruous numbers raise an obvious question: How does one expect to get married without first finding a romantic partner and fostering a relationship that will eventually lead to tying the knot? Famously, actress Maki Horikita married co-star Koji Yamamoto in 2015 after just a month and change of dating, sparking some Twitter users to share stories of their own shotgun marriages.
What does the business have to do with people's sex lives?
She said she would like to ride in the passenger seat of a car driving through beautiful scenery on a date.
But when she's in a car, most of the time, her manager is with her.
▼ Maki Horikita infamously married a co-worker after just weeks of dating According to a Matome Naver compilation of news stories related to the phenomenon, many Japanese are choosing to marry friends and acquaintances to save on time and financial commitments that come with dating.
Others appear to believe that marrying someone you aren’t dating isn’t just an acceptable last resort, it’s actually arranged marriage culture – which saw Japanese parents suggesting partners for their adult children.
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Don't know how Yamapi would feel if she's hooking up with Ryo.