I hope that got your attention! Seriously though, the Japanese male population shrunk 0.01% last year, with the total population of Japan growing at a record low 0.05%. Yep, the population crunch is just around the corner where low birthrates and increased longetivity lead to a shrinking, aging population.

One article in The Japan Times said that most of the male loss came from men going overseas for long-term assignments. Hey, I’m overseas and have been for a long time…. then why am I still here in Japan!?!? Sorry, it’s the chu-hi. There’s now 62.30 million men versus 65.39 million women.

That may partially explain the development of such products as the Boyfriend’s Arm pillow (including vibrating arm alarm, I might add), developed by Kameo in Fukuoka.

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