Because real, warm, breathing flesh and blood women tend to say no?
This is a societal problem not limited to Japan. here in North America families tend to include only two children making a net gain of zero, so if it weren’t for immigration population stagnation would be a reality here. So fine, Japanese men… enjoy your virtual video game and anime girlfriends. Just clean up when you’re done.
People or animals growing in artificial wombs has been a thing in sci-fi for a while now, but researchers in Japan have finally figured out how to make it work. This is a good thing for humans trying to have children, but it’s a bad thing for livestock or anyone who fears being kept in alien-like artificial wombs for eternity as in The Matrix.
Considering that every city, town, prefecture, small company, large company, kid’s baseball team and knitting circle has its own cute cartoon mascot, it’s not hard to see why confusion ensued when it was rumored last week that the above winged egg named “Fukuppy” had been poorly chosen to rebrand the destroyed district of Fukushima, Japan. It’s not true, however… Fukuppy has for a long time been the mascot of Fukushima Industries, though the name is still unfortunate, at least in English. The name is an English language portmanteau of “Fukushima” and “happy”.