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.




Though I am Japanese,   I don’t know how to write Haiku.


Haiku - It is poetry structured in the set from 0f 17 syllables and arranged in groups of 5,7, and 5.

Haiku first made popular in Japan.


One of the greatest  Japanese Haiku poets was Matuo Basho (1644-94).




And here is an another sample of Basho’s haiku ;


   Spring morning marvel
      lovely nameless little hill
                           on a sea of mist

I’ve found some haiku poems about love and nature. 

  Refreshing and cool,
       love is a sweet summer rain
                 hat washes the world.






A bird flies sweetly
    on paper wings. Telling all
                 of my love for you.



Snap coin purse

               I made a little snap coin purse!ハート のデコメ絵文字

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I got a lovely flower-printed cutting cloth at 100 Yen Shop in my town.

(100 Yen Shop is a discount shop that sells a wide range of products for 108 yen.

Why 108 yen? 8 yen is a percent consumption tax.)

The reason why I chose this flower pattern is because they look like unikko pattern of a  Marimekko design that I really love!


Here are some lovely unikko designsやじるしっ! のデコメ絵文字

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(タイトルなし) デコメ絵文字All materials I need

       Sewing needle

       Small metal clasp

       Small cutting cloth


Choosing and cutting fabric was fun, but tucking and gluing the tops of the purse into the channels in the clasp was fiddly a bit……



It’s not a really well made as a purse.
It’s good enough for me though.スマイル デコメ絵文字



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