[Translation] Childish men increasing in Japan (6)

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Dec 1, 2018 22:30 T.U
Japanese men are rapidly becoming childish. This is an undeniable fact.
The reason is that an anthropological apparatus, a kind of a rite of passage, which brings maturity to them, has been destroyed completely.

Until about 30 years ago, we had left-wing political campaigns, which I think can be said as the last "rite of passage" in which the Japanese public participated. The reason why such campaigns can be called "rite of passage" is that in the campaign those participants were required to fully deny values acquired in their childhood.

However, nowadays some Japanese guys reach middle age with the values they obtained when they were elementary students. Those values working as a guiding principle for Japanese men are "Getting ahead of the competition is the goal in our life. "