This is a “two birds with one stone” remedy to at least a couple of issues facing Japan today.
I haven’t heard the term “parasite singles” in the news recently, maybe because it’s rather insulting (here are a few more examples)?
Here are a few articles about young (and even older) adults who live with their parents:
- “Millions of Japanese Over 35 Still Live With Mom and Dad” (from Bloomberg) — this article also mentions Korea’s “Kangaroo Tribe”)
- “Why adult children stay at home: looking beyond the myths of kidults, kippers and gestaters” (from the Conversation)
Some related topics:
- “Weigh the Pros, Cons to Living at Home in College” (from US News & World Report) — this explains that only about 19% of students (in the US in 2014) did not live on campus. Can you find comparable statistics for Japanese university students
- “Crime Among Japan’s Elderly and Labor Productivity” (from the Diplomat) — reasons include boredom and lack of connectivity to the community
- “I don’t” (from the Economist) — this is about how many Japanese people these days find it hard to marry and the effects on society and the economy
I kept thinking of this song when I was trying to decide a title for this post: the original Coke ad from 1971, the popularity of which led to this song which dropped the Coke reference, and the “Mad Men” version of the ad from 2012