tv Doc Film - Love and Sex in Japan Deutsche Welle June 25, 2018 3:15am-4:01am CEST
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in turkey or the japanese government is increasingly worried about the country's future recent years the birth rate has fallen sharply and so have a number of marriages but now oco has nevertheless decided to tie the knot on the with the package that you've chosen you can design a custom bouquet you can select the flowers you want. twenty nine year old now oco is thrilled at the idea of living a fairy tale for a western style ceremony for her dream wedding. planning until tomorrow is the big day at the country. i'm going. to make sure everything's perfect not oco is assisted by professional wedding
planner yukiko. cute that looks amazing on you. i know this is an empire style dress it's like something from the parian style. although this may look like preparation for an ordinary wedding that's not quite the case there's no partner or fiance avoid i completely forgot to look for a boyfriend. now oco is going to get married on her own in japan this is called a solo wedding and it's becoming increasingly popular you keep those agencies started offering them a few years ago now they're a trend i saw. at the beginning i had a thirty four year old employee who had no plans to get married and yet who had wanted nothing more than to wear a wedding dress since she was a little girl that she was quite upset at the idea that that was never going to
happen and one day she confided in me that she would really like to have the opportunity to dress like a bride and she asked me to organize that for hours. so i wanted to live out her dream wedding all while remaining single. but. marriage is just one of a number of life choices. i don't know yet if i want to get married or live with someone or not. for the equivalent of two thousand four hundred euros no clothes so no wedding service lasts twenty four hours it includes a wedding dress fitting a visit to a makeup artist a hairstylist a florist and ends with a photo shoot. if you look at the camera please. mostly sunny see i'm not sad at all not to have a gleam. are you happy yes i'm having an amazing time.
yukiko as agency has already organized hundreds of solo weddings for young women the bride to be is always offered an actor to play the role of the groom but they always refuse. in japan marriage is on the decline here and fewer people are marrying and the birth rate is low the population is currently shrinking by some two hundred thousand people a year it's estimated that by twenty six the country's population could shrink by thirty percent if i think that today men are financially very stressed with the financial crisis they no longer have the courage to start a family that. in addition to economic wire is in the land of tamagotchis the virtual parents real emotions and carnal pleasures no longer have their place a quarter of japanese thirty to forty year olds are virgins how old are you i'm
twenty four. have you ever had sex no. you no way is among the rising number of japanese men who decided to forgo sex they prefer manga heroines to women that name. now that's brilliant. in japan about half of adults under the age of fifty say they haven't had sex in the past months so how do you prefer sex without love all love without sex. says love without sex meeting oh yes me too japan is also the world's biggest producer of pornographic films thirty thousand each year but the so-called sex crisis has reached this industry to not enough actors to go around and i don't film star shimmy can has sounded the alarm so easy and the. today there are only two thousand bengal tigers left in the world and we are like them as an endangered species and. singles no longer seem to know how to form relationships and seduction
seems to be all start hold how long if you've been single for. some a long years. what's behind this apparent trend in japan is the waning interest in romance and sexual relationships in the plummeting birth rate a purely japanese phenomenon or is it a sign of things to come. in tokyo a metropolitan region of more than thirteen million you'd think it would be easy to find a soulmate but instead new business models are taking the place of romance like tyros partnership rental agency. business is booming and getting better all the time. it's less if you're a woman who's very busy with work if you don't have the time to meet someone or if you haven't had a relationship with a man you know well thanks to our service you can experience the pleasure of being
with someone. agency rules prohibit sex between clients and rental boyfriends his only job is to be an enjoyable date and help the woman overcome her shyness around the man. in a possible new condition lose their rental boyfriend who suits your taste good looking at his profile. you can see where he looks like and also discover his personality. rico is one of the most popular men in the catalogue here in shinjuku a lively area in tokyo he's waiting for the client to book him for the afternoon u. we reserved him online it's not their first meeting but she still rather nervous siri. it's. there why don't we go to a shrink. parker look at the cherry blossoms this interview going. so good i see you seem a bit nervous so it's been
a while since you sarge on her kids was it so surreal that wait i'll go to the other side but it. requires first mission to write a perfect boyfriend even holding her hand to an action that is rather daring in japan about you he wants to get used to contact with man she's paid one hundred twenty euros for two hours of practice. after taking a selfie as a young lovers would do they share an ice cream rico is the consummate professional and an excellent actor for a little money of her taste. after one hundred times better when you've looked at her first i'm going to i'm going to hold it's a sunny day now i often bring rain hughie wants to know what it feels like to have a boyfriend she's twenty four but has never had one i go out with ricky once a month so yes that's right. today is the third time i don't usually
go out with boys so i always hope i'll have a nice time. to sit. and. recruit also provides coaching in the rules of love and romance she wanted when we go out together we hold hands of course but it's also very important that we talk a lot he gives me advice about love. right. i'm not really used to men so i ask how i should behave my data cheat i should have if i meet someone. the young couple leave the park and head for some reason ten to ten months invented in japan and very popular throughout asia karaoke series finally able to relax a bit cut the skin to. feel. if you feel. me feel the touch. her
feel in a hurry that. i. touch. i'm really happy when we're together. and that i have to meet someone like we can. that's hard to find just wish. you were telling me the other day about someone you met at work. so you weren't able to work and. yes that's true and then what happened the other day the entire office team was there so. we all went out together and he was that. he happened to be right next to me. and i managed to chat with him a bit. you know it's great that means you've made progress here and well done i'm proud of you. for all of the.
it's the end of the session for recurve mission accomplished you relieved happy and relaxed she is ready to consider what appeared to her inconceivable just a few weeks to talk to a young man she doesn't know unless she accidentally falls in love with her therapist. in tokyo there are armies or jiang men up for rent some like rico play the role of public boyfriend others work in bars and make conversation with lonely women establishment even use them as they're selling point. what's behind all of this is it lack of time shame or fear a recent study found that more than half of singles in japan don't have a friend of the opposite sex. but twenty four in a way has never had a relationship for him women are
a mystery. so he's decided to try something new. will come just come with me. think about is what is called a cuddle cafe a lounge where you can. paid to spend a few minutes in the arms of a young woman. that minister and officers. dozens of small alcoves welcome the clients who are prepared to spend large sums of money for a short moment of comfort here you pay sixty euros an hour just to line down next to a hostess and the bill can quickly add up you have to pay eight more euros for her to hold you in her arms for three minutes or sixteen euro's to rest your head. hello nice to meet you hello. flukey will be tending to in a way today here minutes mean money so her time a is never far away. from now we
have sixty minutes take a look at our services. locals. call your i'm a spoiled for choice you are forced to cough up. in the head on laugh is one thousand yen for three minutes. ok birth i'm not sure i can do it. of course you can don't be hard on yourself everyone can do it. fuquay eventually overcomes in a way shyness he's decided to book the triple package. what would you like to start with a head in arms head inland or the massage. can only be a massage. of course in this way. there's no skin contact the massive trees down over clothes but in a way seems spellbound. next up
head in last. place your head here. in a way shyness returns. the voice worse than the wire. where ever you want anything is fine and. reassured in a way finally lets himself slip into conversation. when i was in high school i started to like catch on the singer. but why are girls fans of female singers. what do you actually like is it watching a cute girl and the atmosphere of the concert with. i like it all they're all really entertaining. more entertaining than a boy band. after one hour of coddling in a way seems to have developed
a taste for female contact. you. are actually was very nice. until now i had never thought to do something like this . i thought i would contrary to what i had imagined real girls aren't so bad i really liked it more than i would have from a six. the couple cafe doesn't only draw inexperienced men like you no way he also tends to many japanese men who have no one to talk to. or doesn't like the people who come here are people who have problems if you can't talk about them to their colleagues their superiors not even their friends. or it's people who want to meet a girl dressed up as amanda heroine like me. but not every fantasy is catered to sexual contact is off limits. and.
before entering the room. the customer is informed of the rules so incidents are very rare. at the end of the session in a way is finally allowed a few seconds of embrace. something you prefer to stay. ceded to the hub right. so come on. thank you. you know thank you very much i'm happy to have met you me too. i had a great time thank you so much. thank you see you soon i hope. in a way soon experience with women isn't just due to shyness he tends to prefer videogame heroines to women of flesh and blood. with real girls not to collide i don't know what they're thinking. they could lie
to me while smiling sweetly or not all the same with their friends behind my back they could criticize me. whereas girls in video games would never betray me because the men who create the games have been invented their ideal women. when he's not working in a coal center in a way lives in a fifteen square meter apartment where he spends hours in front of a screen it's in my style that suits him when. i don't really feel the urge to be in love her get married i can't even imagine i. prefer being alone and spending my time playing video games without reading manga game. i don't know so i don't really look at the future. although they can see. this afternoon in
a way he's meeting up with some friends they've never had a romantic relationship either and all. of that out of. the money out of. this is one of in a way his favorite shops a fantasy playground for manga fans that sells pornographic magazines and in these erotic manga young men find the women of their dreams. when. they hardly know where to begin. with breasts to infinity. to regaling chris what is infinity me unlimited breasts flow i see all these. it's insane really crazy. it's great amazing.
great. little thing up until one this is. survives. in the building next door seven floors are dedicated to sex and masturbation. is one of the only. acts like a little. girl to get the most popular products for men the tengo the preview prevented masturbation tube the sex toys a huge hit since two thousand and seven more than two million of them have been sold in japan at five euros a piece. in a way and his friends are part of a generation that seems to be turning its. back on the real world it's hard to imagine that the demographic trends here will change any time soon one reason why
young people are engrossed in video games rather than human relationships could be because the traditional family model is losing its appeal. husbands and children are a middle class family they have a two bedroom apartment in the tokyo suburbs. and here children i got you something . some sweets. yoko is forty five years old she became a mother later in life because she valued her career in japan women generally give up work to look after their children seventy percent of japanese mothers leave their job after their first child yoko was an interpreter and hesitated to give it all up. if. it's difficult. i didn't really want to get married yet. but then i wanted children. today fewer and fewer japanese women are willing to sacrifice their careers
traditionally only their husband works during the one nine hundred ninety s. the country experienced an economic crisis which spelled the end of job security. husband yasser nori is a civil servant he says this economic upheaval had a lasting impact on the younger generation. young men are under a great deal of economic pressure on the economic crisis has led to many changes in japanese society and it's made starting a family seem unappealing. and you know any case times of change these days you're not under as much pressure to marry. another thing that made parenthood unappealing is that in japan children rule the roost for many parents spell the end of intimacy . everything is organized to focus on the children. but we've become a dad and a mom. with children. not a couple so. there are lots of couples who don't have sex.
maybe once or twice a year. maybe no sex at all. ok who's as heroes. in the rare moments that neocon and her husband spend together they usually tending to their children. brush your teeth. at bedtime yoko sleeps with one of her daughters. well sort of so do you do this every night yes. she likes sleeping here. you. children are kids. princesses. go. yes inori
finishes his being alone. then he goes to band but not in his bedroom he spends his nights in a bunk band. this languishing interest in sex and intimacy the falling birthright has many experts concerned some have decided to tackle the problem head on. is a counselor and sex therapist. together with an architect she designed an apartment intended to boost the libido. this so here is the bedroom or through john's. oh yes i see the lamp yes i love that there. at first sight it seems like any other japanese home but the living
room is different. source here's the lead. with this you can see what it is. this year you remove like this. japanese homes or small part of the architect has included a surprise. what are you doing. you know i'm just removing the lid once it's removed there's a bathtub we've got an artist so this is the kind of stuff so when the boyfriend comes home with this you can create a relaxing environment and the relationship will surely become more internet when you see. other elements of the design are also intended to enhance positive energy. yet they need a way out of the wall here you have direct sunlight so it's well exposed so if
a woman lived here she would become more feminine. she'd release hormones that would allow or to exude charm. and there's more pole dancing bar in the middle of the room they can work wonders in all sorts of ways. but you know was that when you work on your core muscles you have more stamina. no you get tired less quickly you're more energetic at night and all your sex life is a lot richer it was during the six day war it wasn't at. this apartment and several others like it are currently on sale. for mr cash he has been married for twenty years he's also in a sexless marriage and has taken
a lot. they go out every sunday he enjoys taking her photographs. will come to our like the way she looked at you their eyes since. saori looks quite young but not very animated. but that's great thanks very sexy. mister to cash his lover is a silicon doll. in japan we believe it's not good to take photos by the water and attracts bad spirits but. these dolls also known as love dolls are becoming increasingly popular in japan. we pay a visit to mr cash at how. well gong come in there was a row thank you i got to. do you live alone here here you know i
live with two people here. this is so boring how did this. i mean this is making me. for more than five years mr cash he has shared his life with these two domes. so we listen to music we watch from the you know. when it's their birthday i get them birthday cake all of the. gifts. or yes i get them presents for example i got some earrings this is a. mystery to cash he lives in the suburbs of tokyo his wife lives in the countryside one hundred kilometers away she visits from time to time and seems to have come to terms with the arrangement. first she was a little scared because she ran them through life like that but now she's used to. this. do you have sexual relations with the dolls. you know certain
happens your wife isn't jealous. said. mr to cash is to love dolls were born here at this company the employees who hold the secrets to their production preferred to remain anonymous. and we have several more. to make different just sizes in different parts of the body. part sort of what it. is. in an ex-pat the dolls are removed from the mold they're now in their final form and already include some custom options ordered by the customer. now they just need a face they should look human and inspire emotion.
to make the faces as real as possible i strive to create very human features and sometimes even add little imperfections for more detail. but dolls are proving very popular some customers have more than ten of them at home the clear winner is a mysterious millionaire who owns a collection of one hundred. in his showroom the company director shows us his latest creations he says they're close to perfect. that as you can see we've carefully drawn the lines of the hand on the palm just like in real life. and when you bend the joints you'll notice that you can put the legs in any position you wish. there is even a mechanism in the stomach which allows the legs to be raised into this position if
you want to lift your buttocks. so you know what the local. a lifesize lumped all sounds for about six thousand euro's it's a booming market his company alone sells nearly seven thousand dollars a year that's on top of japan's booming adult film industry it's a market that's worth some seventeen billion euros annually. i don't film industry is now also falling on hard times there are only around seventeen male actors left to make thirty thousand films each year. one is can she or she can as he's not a. choice and see now. you have no idea how many showers act a good day. oh no i'm going to do something i've been
doing since i was in high school. since i blow dry my penis every morning after all it's the most important part of the body right and of course without him i would never know any money. to me can is the king of the japanese adult film industry. and he takes good care of his work tools like his ham from the moment he wakes up each morning revolves around a very precise ritual a regime worthy of a top athlete that as he said you need a stable and a world ordered lark and it's important to eat well. you also need regular sleep just. so distant all the. physical exercise. shimmy can be gan working in adult
films nearly twenty years ago the regimen also includes a high protein breakfast that helps him keep his energy up some days he has two or three film shoots. six circles or combat support but one that's done inbred. gymkhanas proud of his output he's appeared in more than seven thousand five hundred films. he has his own explanation for the languishing libidos that many japanese traditional gender roles have changed a great deal in recent years. women are no longer willing to be submissive and have become more emancipated. after they've done that and so
it's not men or become weaker it's women who have become stronger. today men are afraid of getting hurt by second they're afraid of failure when they flirt. and there are also more and more ways to communicate. like texting for example. they allow us to live without real interaction it gets and they push people to withdraw into themselves and then talks a lot of. people. for the next three hours shimmy can will be working hard on this rob a minimalist sat. at the end of the shoot he takes a few more vigilance but has barely enough time to catch his breath. oh there were two girls on the shooter were real knockouts. or true is really something.
i know i'm going to take my shower a lot but i've got to go to my next job so you know get your shoes and one. on the second shoot shimmy can has lunch on the go at thirty eight years old he's nowhere near ready for retirement. i think knowledge is so much money here in japan there are ten thousand actresses for four thousand adult films a month he said and only seventy male actors. there are only two thousand bengal tigers left in the world it's more like them and endangered species. as it is. another tokyo resident has made it his mission to teach japanese the art of law
juliane is french but he smitten with japan. this is a bit out of the jet stream. and this is bigger true. with the mascot of a well known video game and frankly as mark told him it did. in the movie and says that japanese men and women no longer understands that option he believes he's found a solution to a kind of matchmaking between japanese and foreigners. judy n. is married to a japanese woman he now organizes events introducing singles from the west to local residents with. one of the tricks of the trade costume party is about and so i am organizing a masquerade party so i've made a whole load of masks. sex creates a complicity or not he atmosphere so everyone has a mask it's like
a form of protection that's going to solve the project's rules. and his recipe for romance seems to be working very well. i've succeeded in creating some couples. one couple has a child and some are married so. come on let's go. julianne's been invited to a wedding the following day a french and japanese couple who he introduced but this evening he's organized an event in going south a fashionable district in the heart of tokyo. girls or you get asked all the way to i've sent in the list i'll explain it to you. i'll be right back. here again has been a fixture in the city's french ex-pat community since twenty thirteen his events are very popular.
for me how many men and women are you expecting tonight in our softballs modernised they'll be around one hundred fifty to two hundred people something like that. which would be good. julianne has everything planned to make his guests feel relaxed and to get them in the right mood there are also some erotic performances planned for the evening. at eight pm it's already getting crowded. wearing masks seems to have had its effect. to figure out topless i become another person normally i don't feel like i can approach people. but tonight maybe i will. the gas began to let's then head down the evening is only getting started.
off for well tonight to please the ladies i think they'll be a male stripper. yes. was. her man has donned his own costume he says it's especially helpful for the japanese women. does seem to break down some barriers and lower some of the women's shelter there is that. i think. i think french and japanese party goers began exchanging numbers.
you know what i'm seeing at the bar here is couples for me. some of them take it to the next level. there is one nothe. many couples have packed up at these events some have even tied the knot. the next morning julianne makes his way to the yogi hachiman shrine to attend the wedding of claire mall and mary karl. thank you. if a coming. of my best wishes to me i think you. will
see. the young company surely and they met a year and a half ago at one of his events they have a baby now to. oh yeah. it's not really a kissing culture. she takes it better. although she's in a country where modesty reigns today clemens mother is all about kisses. me . there are so surely m. is posting marriage in japan. so it's a lot of pressure. well it's mostly thanks to him that we met each other. all the.
weeks with more and more marriages to foreigners this could be what the future looks like. will depend lots more mixed babies as well. if marriage is to foreigners don't do the trick the japanese can always turn to the gods. each year the city of color sakena tokyo celebrates kind of. the fertility fast of all was since the seventeenth century the residents have gathered on the first sunday of april to parade giant palaces and the streets. costumes candy in the shape of palaces all fall but anything goes when on the local gods da skin them for a bountiful and fulfilling sex life. it's an unconventional celebration
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