98% adoptions in Japan are males around 25 to 30

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98% adoptions in Japan are males around 25 to 30

Post by takenoko » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:20 pm

"While the vast majority of adoptees in the U.S. are children, they account for just 2% of adoptions in Japan. The other 98% are males around 25 to 30."

http://freakonomics.com/2011/08/09/the- ... ily-firms/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_adult_adoption

I think that's fascinating.

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Re: 98% adoptions in Japan are males around 25 to 30

Post by Lunagel » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:22 pm

Easy way to keep the family name alive if you don't have any boy kids.

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Post by takenoko » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:16 pm

Oh yeah, the family name are literally brands in some places. It's just funny, since the research the Freakonomics guy did on it indicated that most companies lose money when they transition to the next generation. So Japan's method of keeping on the name while keeping it "in the family" is interesting.

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Post by Catastrophe » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:46 am

Explains why they like using that adopted children scenario in Japanese media then.

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Re: 98% adoptions in Japan are males around 25 to 30

Post by takenoko » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:23 am

Yeah, like the spoiler spoiler end to a certain Sentai.

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