This is bad news in terms of Japan’s demographics and future prognosis for the rapidly aging society. And probably we can consider the issue of adult nappies for the elderly as the taboo topic. However, this is Japanese reality of declining population: adult nappies outsell baby nappies. Read more at newsonjapan.com in a the article: Adult nappies ‘outsell baby nappies’.
The Anatomy of Dependence (甘えの構造 Amae no kōzō) is one of the most important contributions to the science of Japanese mind and how Japanese define the social interactions. The book written by Japanese psychoanalyst Takeo Doi, describes his insight into the concept of Amae (甘え), which he describes as a uniquely Japanese word both on linguistic and behavioral level, penetrating every aspect
From a cognitive perspective a good advertisement should be put where many people look and women’s legs seem to be a perfect canvas. In Japan a new advertising service allows women to rent out their own legs to advertisers. The article on Nippon News says: “The company is called Absolute Territory PR, (interesting name, isn’t it?) and the number of
Enjoy your Valentine’s Day 2013, and have fun reading an article in The Sydney Morning Herald about Japanese ideas during this special day.
I highly recommend The Codes of Gender, if you want to understand better how popular culture shapes the perception of femininity and masculinity. The movie is great!
If you are keen on understanding better Singaporean culture, which may be quite confusing for expats, read the article on Sexing up Singapore by Kenneth Paul Tan from the National University of Singapore. The article offers you intriguing insight into contemporary social issues. Enjoy food for thought! Sexing up Singapore.
What is the best and most effective way to promote safer sex? These are just a couple of examples of powerful, sometimes shocking ads. Be ready for challenging images! Women under 30 and HIVAct against AIDS
Want to get a hint about sexuality-related social norms in Singapore? Just have a look!