So You Think You Know Japan So You Think You Know Japan by ~IsBreaLiomCaife
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A lot of people on this site are fans of Japanese culture- the art, the music, the fashion, the language, the comic books and television programs.
But in the neon and electronic world of modern Japan, serious social problems lie hidden beneath the surface, which, as a whole, threaten the dominant society, and, in some cases are exclusive to, or nearly excusive to, Japan.
Many fans of Japanese culture are completely unaware that such problems exist, although a few are mentioned occasionally in anime and manga that is distributed outside of Japan.
In the west, and, in fact, all over deviantART and other fanart and fan writing sites, we see images and hear stories of Japans thriving youth culture, but by the year 2020, one in nine Japanese citizens will be over the age of eighty. The birthrate in Japan has plummeted in recent years, dropping to around seven births for every one thou