"Substitutes: Japanese men woo silicone sex dolls to overcome loneliness" [RT, 26 min, 2018]
For China :
> in a country with 34 million more men than women...
For India :
> has an excess of 37 million males...
The mind absolutely boggles at this combined amount.
Necessity is the mother of all invention as they say. Remember the first mobile phone or remember the first car? Primitive to say the least. Now look at what they can do.
I would wager we are 25-50 years away from deus ex machina bots. I hope to see it in my lifetime.
"Millions of single Chinese men desperately seeking a wife" [France 24 English, 26 min, 2017]
I caught both this report and the one in my parent comment around the same time. The Chinese solution looks to be divided between sex dolls and importing women (though leaning more towards the latter) while the Japanese solution is about sex dolls and rent-a-families (possibly leaning towards the former).
In a city you simply cease to exist if you don't leave your apartment
For example, my friends who live in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. They moved from the Midwest and rented a 60 acre plot. They have yet to meet any of their neighbors after about 10 months. They’ve vaguely gotten to know people who work at the hardware or grocery stores, but these people don’t think about them outside of work. Since default is to stay at home and have no contact with anyone, they’d have to go out of their way to have social contact with people in the town.
This is not nearly as remote as some areas I know, either. And even more remote areas, if your neighbors talked about you at all, it might just be like “oh yeah, there’s some guy that lives down by 45 with the truck” and they keep you in mind in case they have an emergency.
Perhaps, naïve, but the only way for Japan to solve these kinds of problems is these 2 steps
a) work week as well as university workload must not be more than 25-30 hours standard per week.
b) allow immigration for young, technology/STEM - educated workforce ( young, to mean, within biologically reproductive age).
Well, sub-replacement population rates, lower fertility, lower testosterone, more divorces, more unmarried people, and more lonely people ("loneliness epidemic"), are all phenomena that have made it to western societies (US and EU for starters).
And the current sexual climate isn't exactly very hot and "anything goes" either -- 70s was probably "peak sex" as far as the west is concerned. It's more like a variant of Victorian era prudishness than the "sexual revolution".
More like hipster versions of Alex Keaton than Steve and Elyse...
Conan also made one, a bit more on the humorous side .
> In a 2011 poll of Japanese boys aged between 16 and 19, 36% said they were not interested in having sex;
> the figure for girls in the same age group was at 59%.
I have heard about this in regards to Asian cultures but I've wanted to read more into why that is.
 I remember reading a [rational wiki article](https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Singapore) on Singapore and they talked about how shitty it was to be a dude because of conscription, low wages and limited job opportunities.
It did mention that the government is trying to understand the condition (which requires figuring out the causes) but the rental sisters were not treated as a cure. They're treated as last-resort treatment for some men. It is not scalable though; if there are a million or so men already in that stage, addressing the causes won't help, it is already too late for most.
Note that this isn't an issue to Japan either, it is becoming a bigger issue in other countries like US, UK, India, China as well.
In addition, you have not provided any source as to your assumption as what the cause is. We have the words of one men already in the video saying he was bullied and the society is tough on bullied people like that.
Japanese men seem afraid of women in general and have a need to infantalize them so they can consume them. There is a big culture of illustrated child porn there, it's out in the open, everywhere and normalized like no where else. It's retweeted on twitter by otherwise normal seeming illustrators/people, though it would disturb most people outside of Japan. The culture of cute, kawaii things is just as obvious in it's sex industry as it is in everything else, although in a very horrifying way.
Gender roles and norms is normally used to explain gender differences, and is often one of the first area that people explore. If the data had been reversed and 36% of women and 59% of men wanted sex, what would we normally claim to be the cause?
Talk about sweeeeeping generalisations ...
It's a cultural disorder, not a problem of any individual man being "defective".
You have no source for this at all. Don't blame Japanese women for Japanese men's lack of sexual desire. It seems Japanese women WANT to have sex. So... the problem is obviously not women.
Have you got credible sources for your crazy misandry, and crazy generalisations about JP men, women?