Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Retired Husband Syndrome....A Japanese Phenomenon

I picked this up from John Derbyshire of the National Review. Seems that there's a bit of a crisis going on amongst retired Japanese men and their spouses. The Japanese, noted for their intense work ethic (twelve hour days are de rigeur), spend the better part of their adult lives at work; home is for sleeping...nothing more. As a result, man and wife develop separate lives under the same roof over the course of decades. When the man retires, he drives his wife crazy. Or so it goes in Japan. You can read all about it here.

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