Student: Isn’t it because young people don’t have enough money to get married that people don’t married and that leads to fewer children?…But admit it though, we do have to agree with our Prime Minister—Money must have been the least of his problems in getting married.
Aso: It’s better not to get married if you don’t have money; I think so too. You better not do such a thing thoughtlessly. It wasn’t like I was someone who didn’t have money. But I married late. Can you be respected when you’re not earning any money? That’s pretty difficult.
Incidentally, in a new, “non-”campaign pamphlet—sorry, unavailable on the LDP website— the LDP is accusing the Japan Teachers’ Union for (among other things) promoting promiscuity. Now you’d think that with the disastrously low birth rates, the Aso administration would be thanking Nikkyoso for pushing unprotected teenage sex. But what do I know?
ADD: My bad. Here’s the pamphlet. Wait, there’s more!