Archive for May, 2014

Extinction of the Japanese Imminent

Dave Killion — May 1, 2014

Via Marginal Revolution , we learn that the town of Nagareyama in Chiba Prefecture is currently accepting submissions of koitodoke, or “love declaration forms” –

Now, couples can even have their affection officially recognized, as lovers in Japan can submit government documents certifying their love for each other. “

Given the existing decline in Japanese reproduction, Japan’s federal government might just decide that since state licensing of marriage hasn’t been sufficient, adopting the Nagareyama option is just the ticket! Well, if they do, you can kiss the Japanese sayonara, because it’s just like Milton Friedman said… “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.”