Why are Japanese getting married later?

I read the article on the web “Appeal of marriage declining among Japan’s young people” today.




More Japanese are waiting longer to get married as sach year goes by.



The number of Japanese women who work full-time are increasing-

they don’t need to rely on men economically anymore.



Due to economic growth in japan, the number of women’s participating in the workplace has increased.  Moreover, women in Japan are becoming more mentally independent.  Working full-time makes Japanese women feel more confident and as a result they have seized new opportunities for their careers and educations.




And  many people have a wide variety of chioces in terms of marriage.  The number of unmarried couples who have children is increasing.

Most of them  think  that marriage is just a paper contract…..they can still spend as much time as possible with their parents and children whether they get married or not.

That’s why they don’t need to bother to get married.



Some people still live with thier parents even after becoming adults.  Parents can take care of them by doing things such as preparing their meals or doing their laundry.

As a result, many people in Japan think that they don’t need to find partner and choose to remain single instead.



And, sad to say, Japan today is not the ideal environment to raise kids in….


Well, this is just my own idea.    What do you think?

Do you have the similar situation in your country?   I’m just curious.



I am a Goshuin Lady!

Have you ever heard of “Goshuin” before?

Goshuin” means vermilion red seals or stamps of Japanese shirines and temples.


This is a book called ” Goshuin-cho” (Book for collection of shrine or temple seals)


We bring the “Goshuin-cho” to the shrines(or temples) when we go to  worship.

Those red seals from each shrines or temples are the proofs of our visitation.

It may sounds like a stamp rally.



Most shrines or temples have their original red seals!!

You can ask a chief priest to put a red seal on your “Goshuin-cho” for only about 300 yen( about 3 dollars).


These are my collection-

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I enjoy those beautiful handwritten calligraphy on my “Goshuin-cho“,they are sooo special!