No wonder the once mighty Japanese Empire is in decline. The Atlantic writes, “The Mystery of Why Japanese People Are Having So Few Babies“.
Japan’s population is shrinking. For the first time since the government started keeping track more than a century ago, there were fewer than 1 million births last year, as the country’s population fell by more than 300,000 people. The blame has long been put on Japan’s young people, who are accused of not having enough sex, and on women, who, the narrative goes, put their careers before thoughts of getting married and having a family.
Or it could be that the young men are spending so much time doing things like, well… pounding aluminum foil into a ball and polishing it. Hmmm?
Watch him tap, tap, tap. And polish, polish, polish. Besides the fact that this whole foil ball thing is tedious, everyone knows that the only thing aluminium foil should be used for (outside of turkey cooking, etc) is for making “Aluminium Foil Hats“. That’s a conspiracy I could get behind.