Say What? Japan’s Crazy Rental Industry: Rent Fake Boyfriends, Fiancés, Brides, and Families? – Margaret R. Wilder

Attached below is a link to a well-written New Yorker article that describes Japan’s crazy rent a family industry.  Not only that—actors can be hired for specific events to pretend to be whomever you want them to be, therefore, deceiving parents, husbands, wives or bosses.  Or actors can be hired for comfort—fake wives, husbands, children, mourners, best men, etc.  The list is endless. This story is mind-blowing.

The article reveals that many in Japan are content to participate in real life scenarios that are pure fantasy.  Most of us would envision a story like this as pure fiction because it is so crazy.  It indicates that Japan is riddled with lies and liars, fake weddings and weird connections.  If it’s in Japan, one day it could take root in other countries—including our own!  As Christians, we should refuse to participate in any type of behavior like this. However, according to, only about one percent of Japan’s population is Christian. Articles on this site state Christianity was banned in the 1630s and freedom of religion was not reenacted until 1873.

Please take the time to click the link below and read this article! Unbelievably, the actors and actresses and those hiring them participate willingly in many of these strange scenarios. Where are their moral compasses?  Who knows, but it seems those making money don’t seem to mind—I guess it’s all in a day’s work?

Lord help us all!  Many in the world desire a different life, but in Japan they are enabled to create one! Many of these scenarios are major self-delusion as well.  The article starts off sounding quite innocent (and a bit strange at the same time) then escalates to extremely jaw-dropping by the end!  It makes me think of 2 Timothy 3:1-5:

A warning of what to expect

But you must realize that in the last days the times will be full of danger. Men will become utterly self-centered, greedy for money, full of big words. They will be proud and contemptuous, without any regard for what their parents taught them. They will be utterly lacking in gratitude, purity and normal human affections. They will be men of unscrupulous speech and have no control of themselves. They will be passionate and unprincipled, treacherous, self-willed and conceited, loving all the time what gives them pleasure instead of loving God. They will maintain a facade of “religion”, but their conduct will deny its validity. You must keep clear of people like this. — J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

The business owner justifies his “acting” business—as bringing justice and help to those in need.  However, it sounds more like an industry based on greed that preys on other people’s misfortunes such as grief and loneliness.  Conversely, at the same time many of these “rentals” are not based on misfortune, but are based on crafty deception and lies of gargantuan proportion.  It sounds like business is booming.

Click below…to read this incredible story:

Please leave me a comment below on what you think of this story!  Thank you!

© Margaret R. Wilder, 2019



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