Solo-camping and solo-hotpots: Rethinking practices and perceptions of singlehood in Japan in COVID-time (by Laura Dales and Nora Kottmann)

Being single is an increasingly common experience for Japanese adults. Not only has the average age at first marriage risen continuously over the last decades, so too has the rate of permanent singlehood. In 1990, 5.6% of men and 4.3% of women were “life-long unmarried”, that is to say, never-married at age 50. In 2020, […]

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