‘Dying for Company’ (2018)

Why are younger Japanese finding it so hard to achieve a work-life balance and to foster real sexual relationships?

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Our weekly documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE.

Japan is country and society in flux. With a massive declining birthrate, and a corporate culture which inhibits traditional family relationships, there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel, despite numerous attempts by the government to stimulate male and female relations. This extreme corporate-led agenda has also led to a rise in suicides in big cities. Why are younger Japanese finding it so hard to achieve a work-life balance and to foster real sexual relationships? Add to this the increasing dependency on digital and virtual sexual experiences – and you have a potentially lethal mix in terms of a society and its traditional culture in terminal decline.

Runtime: 26 min
Production: “The Feed” for SBS Australia (2018)

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