Sexuality in Japan has developed separately from mainland Asia, as Japan did not adopt the Confucian view of marriage. Thus, virginity was not prized in Japan, even though it was very important in Chinese marriage. Prostitution in Japan has a long history, and became especially popular during the Japanese economic miracle, as evening entertainments were tax-deductible. Homosexuality in Japan was more common in ancient times but taboo in modern times due to Christian influence. Pornography in Japan has a wide following.
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