This BBC documentary is a very insightful look at the multi-faceted situation happening in Japan today that is making Japan the #1 place in the world where babies are not being born. It’s a weird claim to fame I suppose and the problem is a serious one as it not only affects its population numbers but also its economy, it’s social culture, and the generation that will one day become old in Japan (despite its low birth rates, Japan is listed as one of the countries where people live the longest).

At its core, it seems to be a disconnect between technology and human interaction, anime fanboyism, and an overall refusal to take risks in relationships. But that’s just touching the tip of the iceberg. Watch the BBC documentary to learn more.