Cinchnews sent our dashing reporter Josh to Japan to investigate the latest trend: having kids.
When I arrived in Nippon I had one goal. To see what is going on with Japanese family life. The nation known for its lack of sexual reproduction was suddenly experiencing a surge in child births. How had this happened? What are their intentions? What does this mean for marginalized people in Japan?
In an age where more and more young people abandon the idea of having kids due to the environmental impact of a human life, lack of trustable partners, inflation, housing market, and increase in LGBTQ+ identifying people, we see an interesting pattern emerge in Japan: kids. Kids everywhere.
I see only one future: another imperialistic Japanese island, posed to not have migration, just because they are racist.Jason
A history of Japanese nationalism
Few nations are as ethnonationalist as the Japanese. From the early onset of life in Japan, they have been isolationist to a high degree. This all changed when they had their baby boom in the early 20th century. And for the spread of a glorious empire, and the annexation of fertile lands, they started invading their neighbours.
The nation most people know for their cartoons, funny gameshows, and video games, was for decades an aggressively expansionist empire. With the sexual assault of Nanking, the deliberate spread of plague in Manchuria, and of course most horribly the bombing of an unsuspecting Pearl Habor, the nation suure had it coming when the Asia-Pacific turned on them.
With the advent of 24-hour open 7-elevens, hikikomoris, and work-life balance in shambles, the Japanese have stopped marrying. They have stopped having sex (dolls excluded), and in the past 30 years have stopped having kids. This has changed in the past couple of years.
What’s the deal?
With many of the so-called 3rd world countries ripe for import of populace, why do the Japanese insist on repopulating their country with their “own kind”? Why is it so important to them that their kids are called Suzuki and not Sambo? Clearly there is something afoot.
Europe has embraced migration as a method of slowing down their declining population and reduce the money the state has to spend keeping the elderly alive and well. The Japanese have not lost their ethnonationalist tendencies, and they have turned to starting having kids again.
The trend doesn’t work to reduce the spiteful hatred many non-natives feel in Japan. Even I, a white man, was starred down as I was walking down the street. Likewise, before parents accepted their LGBTQ+ sons and daughters, as they knew they weren’t going to have kids anyway. Now, it is seen as shameful.
I see only one future: another imperialistic Japanese island, posed to not have migration, just because they are racist. I am not alone in my concerns, I interview here a Japanese professor, Mr. Ishii.