NPR recently covered the topic of ‘herbivore’ men in Japan or men who are not afraid of their feminine side. Anyone who has ever visited Japan may be bewildered by the finely plucked eyebrows and the huge designer handbags that the men carry around. I think the Japanese men were metrosexual even before the term was born.
Apparently, NPR says they can present certain problems for Japan:
But there are fears about the financial and social impact of herbivores. Their low levels of spending and lack of interest in sex invoke two of Japan’s biggest problems: its lackluster economy and declining birthrate. Herbivores like to be friends with women — but for many, that’s as far as it goes.
In the streets of Harajuku, Alex Fujita explains why he is not interested in taking it any further.
“Nowadays, women have more education and enjoy working. Women are scary now,” he says.
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