Why do People in Japan Rent a Family?

Lets imagine that your birthday has come, but you do not want to spend this day alone. You can easily solve this problem with “rent a family”. Actors and actresses who will act like your family. The practice in Japan is one of the interesting results of modern times.


As you know, loneliness is a serious problem in Japan. The ever-increasing suicide rates are an indicator of the situation. The fact that people cannot find people to share their feelings to celebrate their birthdays, graduation days together has been seen as a new sector of opportunity. With the new application, people who do not want to spend their special days alone. They can hire players to pretend to be family members or close friends. It is not known how effective the players’ performance to reflect a true friend or family. However, it seems that lonely people do not think it is better to be alone.

Changing Demography

Here is a quotation from a good article.

“What is a “typical” household? For Japan in the 1970s, it was a nuclear family comprising of a working father, a stay-at-home mother, and their two children. Almost half a century later, the single-person household is the norm, and is projected to make up 39.3% of household types by 2040.

However single-person households, or any household types that deviate from the nuclear family structure, face prejudice from institutions and society. Younger unmarried people have fewer public housing subsidies. A child of a single-parent is more likely to be the subject of bullying and harassment in school. As the old Japanese saying goes, “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” The reality is that there is still a lot of stigma attached to being an “atypical” family in Japan”

Family romance Co.

Although the prices of the players in agencies vary according to their popularity. The contracts are agreed on a certain duration. The Actors are hired with prices starting from an average of 300 euros. For those wondering, physical contact is strictly prohibited during this leased period.

The name of the service is family romance. Check it out on the site: family-romance

Here provided services

Wedding proxy attendance

Company personnel, colleagues at work


Relatives (relatives)

Parents (father, mother)

Rental lover

A good documentary is below

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