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Women in Japan too exhausted to date, says survey

/ 08:09 PM December 05, 2017
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Could some R & R be the answer to boosting Japan’s declining population?

The Japan Times reports that according to a Yomeishu survey, 60 percent of women in Japan are too exhausted to date because of work.

The survey was conducted nationwide among women between 20 to 39 years old.

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For those who do score a date, too much work also has negative effects.

The survey found that 25 percent of women have fallen asleep during a date.

Fatigue was cited as a factor that makes romantic feelings fade away, causes them to be easily irritated with a loved one, or even starts fights.

Already overworked, women reportedly do not want to add to their stress with going on dates that don’t promise a lasting relationship.

But while they don’t want to go on dates, women do want to get married. According to a website survey from cocoloni.jp, 80 percent want a husband or stability. A wedding that would look impressive on social media was also preferred.

Overwork has plagued the country for decades that the Japanese even have a term for it: “karoshi.”

And since women have entered the workforce, both sexes experience immense stress from their occupations.

In 2013, 31-year-old journalist Miwa Sado died of heart failure after logging 159 hours of overtime in one month.

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More than a spa day, it seems the citizenry’s work-life balance urgently needs to be addressed. Niña V. Guno/JB

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