A survey conducted by Recruit online through its wedding magazine Zexy shows that 36% of single Japanese women have become more positive about marriage since the March 11 disaster.
The survey found that more unmarried or engaged women have changed their mind about marriage, with many respondents commenting that marriage would help them cope with uncertainty in life post-tsunami.
Zexy said on its website that 180 women responded to the Internet survey. Of several options, a total of 36% of respondents said that they “are thinking more seriously about marriage” or “have begun thinking about marriage” since the disaster.
Commenting on the results, the magazine’s feature editor said: “I think a lot of those we surveyed thought, ‘If I had a husband, he would certainly contact me if something were to happen and that makes me feel more secure.’”
The magazine also found that the average price of wedding ceremonies has risen by over 200,000 yen since the disaster. The magazine speculates that may be associated with greater efforts to present a perfect ceremony amid the somber national mood.© Japan Today