Not only is Japan an ultra-modern country constantly in conflict with its roots, one of its biggest problems has been making headlines for years, all over the world, because the nation's young people love everything but sex. The locals call it celibacy syndrome, the massive rejection of sexual intercourse.
Hisatomi Tadahiko is a young photographer from Tokyo who accompanies at least one side of this new generation. Some of her photos are titled A Japanese Image. And in them, Hisatomi gives us intimate glimpses into the lives of Japanese girls hanging around, lying, existing lonely in the city, surrounded by desolate buildings.
One-third of young, Japanese citizens, under 30, have never been in a relationship. Nearly half of the youthful, female population has no interest in sex. The country has catapulted itself to the forefront of technological and human progress at a record pace and now faces challenges that could severely jeopardize its future. Will Japanese women be able to prevent an impending dystopia?