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This may be because of a change in people's attitude toward marriage and the sharp increase of fast food restaurants and convenience stores which are open 24 hours a day and enable young people to live more easily.
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Vocabulary list

koreha
expression
  1. as for this
interjection
  1. hey there; see here; I say (expression of surprise when one encounters something unexpected)
kore
pronoun
  1. this; this one (indicating an item near the speaker, the action of the speaker, or the current topic)
  2. this person (usu. indicating someone in one's in-group)
  3. now; this point (in time) (as これから, これまで, etc.)
  4. here
adverb
  1. used to stress the subject of a sentence
pronoun
  1. I; me
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
kekkon
noun, no adjective, suru verb
  1. marriage
nitaisuru
expression
  1. regarding; in; to; towards; with regards to
hitobito
noun
  1. people; men and women
  2. each person; everybody
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive (occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之)
  2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
  3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion (often ん)
  5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
  6. (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
mikata
noun
  1. viewpoint; point of view
  2. way of understanding; way of appreciating; how to look at something (e.g. noh, train schedule) (esp. 〜の見方)
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
conjunction
  1. but; however; still; and
  2. regardless of; whether (or not) (after the volitional form of a verb)
kawaru

Plain Past Indicative Form

kawatta
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to change; to be transformed; to be altered; to vary
  2. to move to
  3. to be different; to be uncommon; to be unusual (usu. as 変わった, 変わっている)
koto
noun
  1. thing; matter
  2. incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis
  3. circumstances; situation; state of affairs
  4. work; business; affair
  5. after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to
noun, used as a suffix
  1. nominalizing suffix
  2. pretending to ...; playing make-believe ...
noun
  1. alias; also known as; otherwise known as; or (as AことB (A = alias, B = real name))
  2. necessity; need (as 〜ことはない)
  3. you should ...; I advise that you ...; it's important to ... (as 〜ことだ)
to
particle, conjunction
  1. if; when
  2. and
particle
  1. with
  2. used for quoting (thoughts, speech, etc.)
noun
  1. promoted pawn
particle
  1. indicates a question (at sentence end)
ichinichi
noun
  1. one day
noun, adverb
  1. all day (long); throughout the day
noun
  1. first day of the month
ichi
numeric, prefix
  1. one (壱, 弌 and 壹 are used in legal documents)
no adjective, suffix
  1. best
no adjective
  1. first; foremost
noun
  1. beginning; start
noun, used as a prefix
  1. a (single); one (of many) (before a noun)
noun
  1. ace (playing card)
  2. bottom string (on a shamisen, etc.)
nichi
noun
  1. Sunday
suffix
  1. day (of the month) (also んち or ち)
suffix, counter
  1. counter for days (also んち or ち)
noun, noun, used as a suffix, noun, used as a prefix
  1. Japan
nijuuyojikan
noun
  1. 24 hours; twenty-four hours
jikan
noun
  1. time
  2. hour
  3. period; class; lesson
aku
aku
aku

te-form

aite
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to open (e.g. doors) (esp. 開く)
  2. to open (e.g. business, etc.) (esp. 開く)
  3. to be empty (esp. 空く)
  4. to be vacant; to be available; to be free (esp. 空く)
  5. to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.) (esp. 明く)
  6. to have been opened (of one's eyes, mouth, etc.) (esp. 明く)
  7. to come to an end (esp. 明く)
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to open (one's eyes, mouth, etc.) (esp. 明く)
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to have a hole; to form a gap; to have an interval (between events)
aku
aku
aku

te-form

aite
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to tire of; to lose interest in
  2. to be satisfied; to enjoy
auxiliary verb, godan verb
  1. to do adequately (after the -masu stem of a verb)
iru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to be (of animate objects); to exist
  2. to stay
ichidan verb, auxiliary verb
  1. to be ...-ing; to have been ...-ing (after the -te form of a verb; indicates continuing action or state)
ya
particle
  1. such things as ...; and ... and (used for non-exhaustive lists related to a specific time and place)
  2. the minute (that) ...; no sooner than ...; as soon as (after the dictionary form of a verb)
copula
  1. be; is
interjection
  1. o; oh (punctuational exclamation in haiku, renga, etc.)
  2. huh; what (interjection expressing surprise)
  3. hi
  4. yes; what?
particle
  1. yes?; no?; is it?; isn't it? (indicates a question)
konbiniensu
noun
  1. convenience
sutoa
noun
  1. store; shop
  2. stoa (classical Greek colonnade or portico)
suru verb
  1. store
noun
  1. Stoic
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
conjunction
  1. but; however; still; and
  2. regardless of; whether (or not) (after the volitional form of a verb)
kyuusoku
na adjective, noun
  1. rapid (e.g. progress)
ni
particle
  1. at (place, time); in; on; during
  2. to (direction, state); toward; into
  3. for (purpose)
  4. because of (reason); for; with
  5. by; from
  6. as (i.e. in the role of)
  7. per; in; for; a (e.g. "once a month")
  8. and; in addition to
  9. if; although
zouka
noun, suru verb
  1. increase; rise; growth; addition; increment
suru

te-form

shite
suru verb (irregular)
  1. to do; to carry out; to perform
  2. to cause to become; to make (into); to turn (into)
  3. to serve as; to act as; to work as
  4. to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.)
  5. to judge as being; to view as being; to think of as; to treat as; to use as (as 〜にする,〜とする)
  6. to decide on; to choose (as 〜にする)
suru verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.) (as 〜がする)
  2. to be (in a state, condition, etc.)
  3. to be worth; to cost
  4. to pass (of time); to elapse
suru verb (irregular), transitive verb
  1. to place, or raise, person A to a post or status B (as AをBにする)
  2. to transform A to B; to make A into B; to exchange A for B (as AをBにする)
  3. to make use of A for B; to view A as B; to handle A as if it were B (as AをBにする)
  4. to feel A about B (as AをBにする)
suffix, suru verb (irregular)
  1. verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs")
auxiliary verb, suru verb (irregular)
  1. creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go")
  2. to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to (as 〜うとする,〜ようとする)
wakai
i adjective
  1. young; youthful
  2. immature; green
  3. low (number); small
hitotachi
noun
  1. people
hito
noun
  1. man; person
  2. human being; mankind; people
  3. human (Homo sapiens); humans as a species
  4. character; personality
  5. man of talent; true man
  6. another person; other people; others
  7. adult
tachi
suffix
  1. pluralizing suffix (esp. for people and animals; formerly honorific)
ga
particle
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
conjunction
  1. but; however; still; and
  2. regardless of; whether (or not) (after the volitional form of a verb)
motto
adverb
  1. (some) more; even more; longer; further
kiraku
na adjective, noun
  1. carefree; comfortable; at ease
  2. easygoing; happy-go-lucky
ni
particle
  1. at (place, time); in; on; during
  2. to (direction, state); toward; into
  3. for (purpose)
  4. because of (reason); for; with
  5. by; from
  6. as (i.e. in the role of)
  7. per; in; for; a (e.g. "once a month")
  8. and; in addition to
  9. if; although
kurasu

Potential Plain Present Indicative Form

kuraseru
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to live; to get along
  2. to spend (time)
youninaru

Plain Past Indicative Form

youninatta
expression, godan verb
  1. to reach the point that; to come to be that; to turn into
youni
expression
  1. in order to (e.g. meet goal); so that; take care (so as)
  2. hoping or wishing for something
you
noun, used as a suffix, noun
  1. appearing ...; looking ... (usu. after the -masu stem of a verb)
  2. way to ...; method of ...ing (usu. after the -masu stem of a verb)
  3. form; style; design (usu. after a noun)
  4. like; similar to (usu. after a noun)
noun
  1. thing (thought or spoken)
ni
particle
  1. at (place, time); in; on; during
  2. to (direction, state); toward; into
  3. for (purpose)
  4. because of (reason); for; with
  5. by; from
  6. as (i.e. in the role of)
  7. per; in; for; a (e.g. "once a month")
  8. and; in addition to
  9. if; although
naru

Plain Past Indicative Form

natta
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become; to get; to grow; to be; to reach; to attain
  2. to result in; to prove to be
  3. to consist of; to be composed of
  4. to succeed; to be complete
  5. to change into; to be exchanged for
  6. to play a role
  7. to be promoted
godan verb
  1. to do ... (as お+masu-stem+になる, ご+noun+になる, etc.)
tame
noun, adverb
  1. good; advantage; benefit; welfare
  2. sake; purpose; objective; aim
  3. consequence; result; effect
  4. affecting; regarding; concerning
kamoshirenai
expression
  1. may; might; perhaps; may be; possibly
kamo
particle
  1. may; might; perhaps; may be; possibly
shiru

Potential Plain Present Indicative Negative Form

shirenai
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to be aware of; to know; to be conscious of; to cognize; to cognise
  2. to notice; to feel
  3. to understand; to comprehend; to grasp
  4. to remember; to be acquainted with (a procedure)
  5. to experience; to go through; to learn
  6. to be acquainted with (a person); to get to know
  7. to concern

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