Marriage 02


Why are Japanese getting married later?



 I think there are two reasons why Japanese are getting married later.
 The first reason is that Japanese women have become more independent economically and mentally. As the number of Japanese women who work full-time is increasing, they don’t need to rely on men economically although they used to have to because it was much more difficult for women to work full-time. But now women have more opportunities to get a full-time job. Moreover as Japanese women have become more independent economically, they become more independent mentally because working full-time and being financially independent inculcate women with a sense of mental independence.
 The second reason is that many people don’t bother to get married anymore. The number of unmarried couples who have children is increasing. Some of them think that marriage is just a paper contract and they don’t need to bother to get married because they can spend as much time as possible with their partners and children whether they get married or not.
 As I mentioned, for the aforementioned two reasons, Japanese are getting married later.