dating in Japan

Singles Only! Join this Unique Romantic Matchmaking Party in Tokyo!

Matchmaking parties are pretty common in Japan. Though the percentage of couples who actually get married is decreasing nowadays, the government and other private sectors are helping people in holding marriage events and meeting potential partners. This spring season, another matchmaking party will be held at Lieu de Vintage Mejiro (目白) in Tokyo. This is…

Why Do Japanese Women Choose Virtual Boyfriends Over Real Ones?

Ever heard of romance gaming? Most of the guys who are hooked on their phones playing video games must have tried it. Romance games are life simulation games where the players play as one of the characters and try to pursue a romantic relationship. The games usually include virtual flirting, dating, or even sexual plays.…

How Do Japanese Men React to Idol Singer Dating Bans? Find Out Here!

The music industry of Japan is widely distinct due to its variety of performers in both traditional and modern styles. Not only is their music different from the Western style, but also their musical performers. One of these is the ever-popular Japanese idol groups which consist of boys and girls who are supposed to have…

Find Your Soulmate While Catching Pokémon at This Event in Japan!

Pokémon GO undoubtedly is a popular game not only in Japan but also around the world. It is a free-to-play, location-based reality game which successfully attracted so many people of different ages. Although the ultimate goal of the game is to catch, battle, and train Pokémon which are virtual creatures, it also allows people to…

Can Japanese Dating Sims Really Help With Your Relationships in the Real World?

When I first came to Japan in the mid-2000’s, there was one thing that shocked me more than anything else: dating sims (in Japanese these are referred to as ‘ren’ai’ simulations). Now, today because of YouTube and the Internet we all know about dating sims, but back then I had never heard of dating sims,…

Compensated Dating in Japan: Older Men Dating High School Girls?

‘Enjo kosai’ (援助交際) is a form of compensated dating, which is also known as enko (援交). This is a phenomenon that started around the 1990’s in Japan but has spread to other Asian countries such as Taiwan and South Korea. Compensated dating is the practice of a man dating a young woman, where the man…

Playing it Safe in the Bedroom in Japan

When many foreigners talk about their lives in Japan to their families and friends back home the reaction often begins with awe. This can swiftly change to surprise as certain misconceptions are debunked and our own cultural norms are turned on their heads. Land of the Future? kluv.cbslocal.com/ The world over, Japan is still hailed…
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