Its smart phone apps are the world's most imaginative." Kelts says the need to escape into private, virtual worlds in Japan stems from the fact that it's an overcrowded nation with limited physical space. "Gradually but relentlessly, Japan is evolving into a type of society whose contours and workings have only been contemplated in science fiction Eberstadt wrote last year. It doesn't say whether she was invited there specifically for that purpose, but the message to her clients is clear: she doesn't judge.
Millions aren't even dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex. "It's not healthy that people are becoming so physically disconnected from each other she says. And that's from a woman who knows a bit about whipping).