The number of young Japanese men and women wanting to get married has seen a sharp decline, reveals a new study.
Kosaki, a former player, stopped playing when the developer stopped updating the Nintendo DS version of the game.
"I guess the appeal about the love game might be the frictionless relations one can have with the virtual girlfriend," d' Aki says.
"It is a dreamy and very innocent type of relation."The pair worked with a local fixer because it was tricky finding people willing to be photographed.
"There are many people who want to get married but they simply cannot take on the financial burden of a family," he said.
As the UK votes in the EU referendum, Japanese companies, politicians and the media are united in their desire to see Britain remain part of the European Union. () Japan's prime minister has warned that a British vote to leave the EU could put Japanese interests "at stake." Brexit supporters, however, doubt that Abe's comments will have an effect on Japanese business in the UK.