According to new research, young Japanese people are not having sex. Nearly a third of Japanese people aged 18 to 34 have never had sex. On the one hand, some Japanese men say they “find women scary” and lack self-confidence to ask them out. On the other hand, Japanese women complain that men “cannot be bothered” to ask them out because they can watch porn on the Internet. This seems to explain Japan’s steep population decline in part… shy timide / according to d’après / nearly près de / on the one hand... on the other hand d’une part... d’autre part / scary ici, intimidant / to lack manquer de / self-confidence confiance en soi, assurance / to ask sb out inviter qn à sortir / to complain se plaindre, déplorer / to bother prendre la peine / to seem sembler / steep ici, fort.