Japan leads the world in a preoccupation with digital technology.
They’ve developed incredibly sophisticated virtual worlds with internet communication systems.
Now they are finally seeing a backlash.
A third of young people under 30 seek material wealth and have never dated at all.
In fact, 45% of Japanese women aged 16-24 "were not interested in or despised sexual contact".
More than a quarter of men agreed.
Satisfaction is found online.
61% of single men and 49% of women aged 18-34 are not in any kind of real world romantic relationship, a rise of almost 10% from five years ago.
Pressured with work responsibility, young Japanese men are increasingly turning their interests to online porn and virtual-reality girlfriends, sex robots and anime cartoons.
Japanese media calls this sekkusu shinai shokogun, or "celibacy syndrome".
Studies indicate this may be a harbinger of future sexual preferences in other countries, too.
Fewer babies were born in Japan in 2012 than in any year on record.
If the trend continues Japan projects to lose 1/3rd of its population in the 50 years ahead.