Masahiro Yamada, a family sociology professor at Chuo University, commenting on two Asahi Shimbun surveys that showed many Japanese want to marry and have children but are hesitating to do so due to financial and other obstacles.© Asahi Shimbun
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Many people believe married couples should have children but they also think child-rearing and their education cost too much, feeling anxious about their employment prospects and income. Those who said one should not necessarily marry likely include many people who have given up on marrying out of fear of problems after marriage.
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