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Marriage in Japan Now

In Japan, news of people marrying later in life and declining birth rates has been reported for years. We asked experts on the issue and unmarried people what Japanese think of marriage and what is stopping singles from marrying.

Japan’s Unmarried Masses Face Mounting Obstacles to Matrimony

Men and women in Japan wishing to marry struggle with a growing array of issues ranging from practical economic concerns to traditional views on marriage partners. As a result, the number of unwed men and women in Japan continues to climb. We recently sat down with Uekusa Miyuki, head of Tokyo matchmaking agency Marry Me, to learn more about the organization’s services and the issues clientele face.

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