The sex industry is a global phenomenon, but Vice reveals the peculiar Japanese business of selling Love. The video shows companies that sell a girlfriend or boyfriend experience removed from sex, such as dating conversation, flirting, and even cuddling. Adults, including young adults are fulfilling their love needs with these businesses instead of actually dating people. They cite the complete focus on careers, and chronic shyness as obstacles to meeting people, getting married and having children. This trend is a symptom of deeper troubling social issues for the country. Japan has one of the oldest populations in the world, a negative growth rate, and a neutral net migration rate. How can Japan expect to maintain economic growth with a greying and shrinking population?
The Japanese Love Industry.