Economic concern about the future is one reason that young men have been avoiding the responsibility that marriage entails. “The main reason they have for staying single is wanting to use their money on themselves. There is a common perception that for men, marriage means having their freedom to use money restricted.
Why is no one getting married in Japan?
Roughly a quarter of Japanese people between 20 and 49 are single, according to government data. And while people of this age routinely express a wish to get married, outdated social attitudes and increasing economic pressure is making tying the knot more and more difficult, experts say.
Will Japanese marry foreigners?
Japanese law requires all foreigners who marry in Japan to first prepare a sworn Affidavit of Competency to Marry, affirming they are legally free to marry, from their own countrys embassy or consulate in Japan. You should use this form if you are planning to marry someone who is not a U.S. citizen.