Oct 24

Manga and anime advertising posters on a building in Akihabara, Tokyo

The Japanese men who prefer virtual girlfriends to sex (BBC News, Oct 24, 2013):

Unless something happens to boost Japan’s birth rate, its population will shrink by a third between now and 2060. One reason for the lack of babies is the emergence of a new breed of Japanese men – the otaku, who love manga, anime and computers more than sex.

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