A recent Washington Post article declares that "something is happening to Japan's young men." The article goes on to say that Japanese males between the ages of 20 and 34 are not as driven or motivated to succeed in work and get married as the generation before them. These young men are described as "herbivores," the kinder, gentler era of Japanese men.
Pop culture writer Maki Fukasawa first used the term herbivores a few years ago because she says that this crop of males aren't driven by sex, which is "of the flesh." Carnivores like flesh, herbivores don't, you get it.
So what has led to the general malaise of young Japanese men? I think it's hairstyles. Look how long it takes this guy to fix his spikes just so:
Thanks to JAPAN Style for introducing this video to me!