Combine this with the other details on this list, and the recipe for public judgment causes many Japanese girls to steer clear.
Hand in hand with the public stigma are the judgment of what may be a Japanese girl’s most influential figures: her Mom and Dad.
Growing up in Japan my parents were really strict and so I didn’t get an opportunity to start going on dates until after I graduated from high school.
I did have a Japanese boyfriend but I ended things with him to go to school in California.
Among Japanese teenagers the most basic way of starting to date someone is by giving them a “kokuhaku” or love confession.
This sounds a bit creepy but it’s not so much telling someone you love them but rather the Japanese way of letting them know you like them and asking them out.
Japan punts itself as being a very “homogenous” country.
The vast majority (upwards of 90%, I’d say) hardly have the opportunity to interact with non-Japanese unless they travel overseas.
They are equally interested in Europe, and other parts of Asia like Taiwan, Thailand and Korea.It’s not just conversation that makes this a turn off either. Very few couples are interracial, and of those that progress to marriage, the overwhelming majority are actually between a Japanese man and a foreign women (source).If a foreigner guy’s language doesn’t progress with the relationship, he’ll have to rely on her progressively for understanding all sorts of issues: visas, taxes, healthcare, education, your haircut, ordering your food, her holding his hand to cross the street… Of Japanese women who get married, 1.3% marry a foreigner (source).If you’ve been Japan for more than 5 seconds and had any interaction with the opposite sex here, you’ll no doubt have already experienced some “Lost in translation” style mishaps from smashing against the language barrier and cultural differences.Japanese culture is at times pretty much the exact reverse of western culture.I was young and naïve so it was a little scary in the beginning and I soon discovered the dating process in America is quite different from the one in Japan.In this article, I want to talk about a few major differences I saw between Japanese and American dating cultures.You are welcome to share the images, but please credit “Tokyo Night Owl” and “Mizuka Inaba”with a link back to this article.accelerate your Japanese learning process, but when you get into more intense subjects, the translation apps go out the window and your charades become the new lingua franca.I’ve been on Return of Kings for quite a while, reading and enjoying my fair share of wisdom, sardonic humor, and women bashing. Now I won’t condemn this because I do it too and I understand the frustration.However, I’ve seen way too many men criticize women as a whole but then start praising Eastern Asian women.