Voices in Japan

Marriage Crisis in Japan!

June 23, 2022 Episode 157
Voices in Japan
Marriage Crisis in Japan!
Show Notes

Once again, a dismal government white paper has been released in an attempt to darken the outlook on Japan's future. Boo-hoo. Well, it's not very promising for any traditionalists regarding marriage at least. According to a survey conducted from last December to January, 1 in 4 single people in their 30s are not willing to get married. But is marriage really the best path for everyone? Matt, Ben, and Burke discuss the reasons why a growing number of youngsters and people in their 30s and 40s are shunning marriage, whether people should be choosing that path to begin with, and the ways that parents and companies are getting involved to encourage more weddings! They also look at troublesome businesses in Sapporo through an unfortunate experience that Matt had over the weekend, bear attacks in Sapporo, Ben's encounters with bears, and much much more!


Bearfoot Bar

Located in downtown Sapporo, walking distance from the subway station. There are  variety of Japanese made craft bottled beers. A range of whiskeys and basic cocktails also available. Burgers and pub style snacks. Friendly English and Japanese speaking staff.  https://www.facebook.com/bearfootbar

The Red House

Located in the heart of Rusutsu Ski Resort, just cross the main road and it’s behind the Seicomart Convenience store. The restaurant features a mix of Japanese, Asian fusion, and western Style dishes, including shabu-shabu with wagyu beef and Hokkaido wagyu beef steak. Open winter and summer, 12-3pm for lunch, 5-9pm for dinner, with prices ranging from under Yen 1000 to about Yen 5000. https://theredhouse.jp/

Rusutsu Lodges

Open all year round. Located 5 minutes walk to the main Rusutsu Ski Resort Gondola. There are Japanese, Western, and apartment style rooms with breakfast packages available. There’s a Japanese sento (public bath), two convenience stores less than a minute walk, ski room and tune up tables, plenty of free parking space, and summer BBQ packages available. Check out the website for more information and availability. http://rusutsulodges.com

Hokkaido Guide

Established over 10 years ago, written by locals for locals and international tourists. The guide contains information on all types of businesses and locations around Hokkaido. There's information regarding all things Hokkaido such as sightseeing, nightlife, events, services, food and restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, and more. Currently offered in English and Thai, advertising space available. Check out website for everything you need to know about this beautiful prefecture. https://hokkaidoguide.com

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