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NO SEX PLEASE WE'RE JAPANESE (9pm BBC2) FACT. The world isn't going to run out of human beings anytime soon. So, news that the birth rate in Japan is at its lowest ever might sound less like a cause for concern, and more like an example the rest of this chronically over crowded planet might want to seriously consider following.

If Japan (current population 120 million) is genuinely worried about falling numbers, perhaps they could throw open their doors to some of the millions of refugees desperately seeking a new home. Just saying.

But in her investigation film for This World Anita Rani, below, doesn't suggest either of those possibilities, but instead asks why so many Japanese men and women have become so ambivalent about sex, love, marriage and even relationships.

This turns out to be a much weirder and more interesting question than the economic implications of an ageing population.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Oct 24, 2013
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