Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Arts and Letters
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2019/03
Type Academic Journal
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Developments in Information Technology and the Sexual Depression of Japanese Youth since 2000
Contribution Type Sole-authored
Journal International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Springer
Volume, Issue, Page 2(1),pp.95-119
Total page number 24ページ
Responsible for すべて
Details In Japan more young people became sexually inactive in 2000s, especially since around 2005.On the other hand, Internet and digital technology were spread in the same period. In this paper, five phases of Internet and digital technology are investigated to realize what happened to the sexuality of Japanese youth associated with the technology: e-mail and SNS, online pornography, fantasy world of Otaku leisure, dating sites and applications, sexual service industry. Online pornography of extreme contents and strong stimuli with completely male-centered vision overflew in the 2000s. With the influence, both men and women have got difficulties in having real sex. Animations and games to satisfy the romantic needs and libidos of the youth gained popularity in 2000s,to overwhelm real romance and sex. In the last part, the need of cross-cultural comparative studies on technology and sexuality is insisted.