tv Doc Film - Love and Sex in Japan Deutsche Welle July 5, 2018 5:15am-6:00am CEST
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in tokyo the japanese government is increasingly worried about the country's future recent years the birth rate has fallen sharply and so have the number of marriages but now oco has nevertheless decided to tie the knot one up with a package that you've chosen you can design a custom bouquet you can select the flowers you want. twenty nine year old now co is thrilled at the idea of living a fairy tale she's opted for a western style ceremony for her dream wedding. let's planning until tomorrow is the big dangling look at the country is it. good. to make sure everything's perfect not ok oh is assisted by professional wedding planner yukiko. you are so cute that looks amazing on you. it. was. an empire style dress it's like something from napoleon's time. for her this
may look like preparation for an ordinary wedding that's not quite the case there is no partner or fiance. 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 yukiko as agencies started offering them a few years ago now they're a trend. 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 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. also wanted
to live out her dream wedding all while remaining single. but. marriage is just one of a number of life choices because 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 now close so no wedding service lasts twenty four hours it includes a wedding dress fitting a visit to a makeup artist or hair stylist a florist and ends with a photo shoot. if you look at the camera please. mostly i can see i'm not sad at all not to have a green. are you happy yes i'm having an amazing time. you picos 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 fewer 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 but i think that today men are financially very stressed with the financial crisis they no longer have the courage to start of that. in addition to economic wire is in the land of tamagotchis the virtual pairs real emotions and carmel pleasures no longer have their place a quarter of japanese thirty to forty year olds are virgins so how old are you i'm forty four. have you ever had sex you know. in a way is among the rising number of japanese men who decided to forgo sex they
prefer manga heroines to women that own age 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 ken has sounded the alarm so easy and the. today there are only two thousand bengal tigers left in the world and we're like them as an endangered species. singles no longer seem to know how to form relationships and seduction seems to be and all start home how long if you've been single for. long
years. what's behind this apparent trend in japan is the waning interest in romance and sexual relationships and 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 with us but i think. 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 the possible new conditioners the 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 you we reserved him online it's not their first meeting but she's still rather nervous siri. it's. there why don't we go to a shrink. parker look at the cherry blossoms are going they're so good at you seem a bit nervous so it's been a while since you saw is rather hurt you just it says you will wait i'll go to the other side let's see. whose first mission
is to play the perfect boyfriend even holding hands of an action that is rather daring in japan about you he wants to get used to contact with men 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 or a little let me have a taste. afterwards one hundred times better when you've lifted her just 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 and so i always hope i'll have a nice time this is. really cool also provides
coaching in the rules of love and romance she won't get it 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 dad to cheat i should have if i meet someone. the young couple leave the park and head for some of my ten to ten months invented in japan and very popular throughout asia karaoke series finally able to relax a bit cut. down. such. i'm
really happy when we're together. that i have to meet someone like we can. do that it's hard to find the field if it's just an awful lot of you were telling me the other day about someone you met at work. so you weren't able to talk with us citizens on us and i'm yes that's true i look and then what happened the other day the entire office team was that was it all 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 that bit. the. first grades that means you've made progress here to get well done i'm proud of you louis. well for her. it's the end of the session for recurve mission accomplished it relieves happy and relaxed she is ready to consider what appeared to her inconceivable just
a few weeks earlier to talk to a young man she doesn't know unless she accidentally falls in love with her therapist. in tokyo there are armies of young men up for rent some like rico play the role of public boyfriend others work in bars and make conversation with lonely women at the establishment even use them as they're selling point. what's behind all of this is it lack of time shame or fear 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 pay to spend a few minutes in the arms of a young woman. you can start off your shoes by. 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 lie down next to a hostess on the bill can quickly add up you have to pay more euro's for her to hold you in her arms for three minutes or sixteen euro's to rest your head in her lap hello nice to meet you hello. flukey will be tending to in a way today here minutes mean money so her time. is never far away. from now we have sixty minutes take a look at our services. little. one quarter i'm spoiled for choice here of course because of that they're not going to head on lab is one
thousand yen for three minutes. ok but i'm not sure i can do it this of course you can and 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 head in arms head in lat or the massaged the. canary be a massage. of course turn this way. there's no skin contact the mass saatchi's down over clothes but in a way seems spellbound. the next stop had in last. place your head here. in a way shyness returns.
the way it works in the mire to go to where ever you want anything is fine and. reassured in a way finally let some self 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 if. i like it all they're all really entertaining. more entertaining than a boy band. half. one hour of coddling in a way seems to have developed a taste for female contact. your. archly 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 come up with. the couple café doesn't only draw inexperienced men like you no way he also tends to many japanese men who have no one to talk to. the people who come here are people who have problems and 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. if you prefer to stay seated for the hug right. so come on. thank you. both thank you very much i'm happy to have met you too. i had a great time thank you so much. thank you see you soon i hope. in a way it's an experience with women isn't just you to shyness he tends to prefer video game heroines to women of flesh and blood. i'm with real girls not because i don't know what they're thinking. you know they could lie to me while smiling sweetly or not at 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 acquitted. 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 a lifestyle that suits him well. so it's a good skier i don't really feel the urge to be in love for get married i can't even imagine i. prefer being alone and spending my time playing video games without reading monger games. i don't know so i don't really look at the future. on the canals. this afternoon in a way he's meeting up with some friends they'd never had a romantic relationship either all thank. god that i
never got a leg out of. this is one of many ways favorite shops a fantasy playground from bangor fans that sells pornographic magazines in these erotic manga young men find the women of their dreams. i hardly know where to begin. breasts to infinity. to regain the other chris what is infinity me unlimited breasts flow i see it all good. it's insane really crazy. it's great amazing. great. thing up until one of us is. slabs. in the building next door
seven floors are dedicated to sex and masturbation. one of the role. model and. the most popular programs for men the tender the pretty lubricated masturbation tube the sex toys a huge hit since two thousand and seven moment 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. husband and her children
are a middle class families they have a two bedroom apartment in the tokyo suburbs. and here children i got you something and 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 nouri 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's made parenthood unappealing is that in japan children rule the roost for many parents that spells the end of intimacy. everything is organized to focus on the children and then come the parents. becoming a family is not very exciting of course we love each other. 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 is who. in the rare moments that no current husband spend together are usually tending to their children. brush your teeth. at bedtime yoko sleeps with one of her daughters. so to do this every night yes. she likes sleeping here. or our kids or princesses. go. yes nouri
finishes his be alone. when he goes to berent but not in his bedroom he spends his nights in a bunk bed. this languishing interest in sex and intimacy the falling birth rate 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 i wore then yes i looked at their. site 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. you know this here you remove like this. japanese homes or small plot to be architect has included a surprise. what are you doing. you know so 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 and you just the. other elements of the design are also intended to enhance positive energy. yet they need a way to get the ball here you have direct sunlight so it's well exposed so if
a woman lived here she would become more feminine so 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 when you work on your core muscles you have more stamina. you get tired less quickly you're more energetic at night and your sex life is a lot richer it was or you had no sex i was it wasn't. this apartment and several others like it are currently on sale. in. 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 looks at you her eyes see. him 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 attract bad spirits but. these dolls also known as love dolls are becoming increasingly popular in japan. we pay a visit to mr cash at her. welcome come in. thank you. do you live alone here yet you know our live with two people here.
this is so boring how do. you know this is making me for more than five years mr cash he has shared his life with these two don't. so we listen to music we watch from the you know. when it's their birthday i get them birthday cake. all times of the year and gifts for the. you know so i get them presents for example i got her some earrings this is a. mystery to cash she 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 found them too lifelike the less they would know she's used to. this. do you have sexual relations with the dolls.
you know certain happens your wife isn't jealous. i think chicks are gentle. mr to cash is to love dolls were born here there's 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. in the next step 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 colonists. a life science lab to 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. me can as he's not a. choice and say now. you have no idea how many showers are take a day. oh no i'm going to do something i've been
doing since i was in high school. scenes 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. 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 this is what you need a stable and a world ordered life and it's important to eat well. you also need regular sleep just. so distant all. the lots of physical exercise. she may can we can 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 a 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 of many japanese traditional gender roles have changed a great deal in recent years. where men are no longer willing to be submissive and have become more emancipated. after they've done that and that's to say that's
not it's not men no it's become weaker it's women who have become stronger. she's today men are afraid of getting hurt but they're afraid of failure when they flirt. and there are also more and more ways to communicate. like texting for example. they're allowing us to live without a real interaction it gets and they push people to withdraw into themselves 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 and i've got to go to my next job see or get work shoes and one. on the side can shoot shimmy can has lunch on the go at thirty eight years old he's nowhere near ready for retirement. but the 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 so we're like them an endangered species as far. as it is. another tokyo resident has made it his mission to teach japanese the art of law
juliane is french but he's smitten with japan. this is a bit up to true. and this is because true this is the mascot of a well known video game and frankly as mark told him today. in the end says that japanese men and women no longer understand seduction 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 as a masquerade party so i've made a whole load of masks. sexing the creator complicity or not he atmosphere so everyone has a mask of what it's like a form of protection has to consult 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 concert a fashionable district in the heart of tokyo. girls are you get it i've lost all your weight i've sent you the list i'll explain it to you. i'll be right back. julianne 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 softballs modernised they'll be around one hundred fifty to two hundred people something like that and
it should 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 tell us i've become another person. normally i don't feel like i can approach people. but tonight maybe i will. the gas begins and let's head down the evening is only getting started. tossing well tonight to please the ladies yeah they'll be
a male stripper. yes. this. is your man has donned his own costume he says it's especially helpful for the japanese women. this does seem to break down some barriers and lost some of the women's health to the arizona. i think. i thought the french and japanese party guys began exchanging on but. 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. for coming here. 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. visit. for years. it's not really a kissing culture. she takes it. although she's in a country where modesty reigns today claymores mother is all about kisses. me . there are so surely m. is boosting marriage in japan. so it's a lot of pressure. well it's mostly thanks to him that we met each other. although. while more and more japanese are moving toward western style weddings more and more
eco have opted for a traditional shinto ceremony. the shinto priest finds the bride and groom. then he invites them to taste the sacred socket. as his custom they share three cups which they take turns drinking. and then clamor amery co exchange found their families are visibly moved. so julianna the matchmaker. i. yes. she says she did this is probably the face of the future of japan weeks with more and more marriages to foreigners this could be what the future looks like. it 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 counted on the first sunday of april to parade giant palaces and the streets. costumes candy in the shape of phalluses all fall but anything cares when on the local calls da skin them for a bountiful and fulfilling sex life. it's an unconventional celebration but perhaps it will have the desired a fact. enter
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