After years of putting off marriage to pursue financial independence, many Japanese women are reevaluating their financial futures in light of the recession. Bloomberg News reports on a wave of women flocking to dating services, marriage-hunting bars and even religious shrines. As jobs evaporated and wages stagnated last year, the number of marriages in Japan surged to a five-year high.
Japanese Women Reassess Marriage Plans
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