Just one problem for English speakers: The source for the statistic is a survey by the Japan Family Planning Association and written in Japanese.
Combine the age groups, and the average response was about 46 percent negative — the figure that drove attention-grabbing stories in Western media.
The association released its newest survey for 2014 a few months ago.
In 2010, 49.5 percent of unmarried single Japanese women between the ages of 18-34 said they have no relations with the opposite sex. What changed There’s no simple explanation for what’s going on in Japan.
It’s been years in the making, though the drastic change has occurred in a relatively small window of time.
It’s just that many of those same women say they’re not very interested in sex by itself.
Our ruling Ansari said, "46 percent of women between the age of 16 to 24 despise sexual contact" in Japan. Still, the surveys on this question all point to a healthy proportion of the young Japanese population having little interest in sex, relationships and dating, and one survey in particular reflects what Ansari said. What the Japanese research shows The Japanese Family Planning Association has conducted this survey every two years since 2002, sending it to 3,000 people between 16 and 49. Both men and women were asked to rate how interested they are in having sex from Very Interested, Somewhat Interested, Not Very Interested, Not Interested at All, and I Feel an Aversion to It.The percentage of women who responded they were not interested in sex at all or felt an aversion to it was 60.3 percent for ages 16-19 and 31.6 percent for ages 20-24.This one asks men and women if they have any relationships with the opposite sex — even platonic ones.Again, the results speak to a trend of disinterest.The funny thing is, among younger Japanese, it is only attitudes toward sex, not marriage, that have changed.