marriage

Japan Celebrates as Princess Mako of Akishino Gets Engaged!

On the 16th of May 2017, it was announced that Princess Mako (眞子さま), a 25-year-old Japanese Princess, had been engaged. Her marriage is expected in the next year. The Japanese people are happy and in a mood for celebration because of this good news. Princess Mako of Akishino (秋篠宮) is the first granddaughter of Emperor…

Which Member of Japanese Band ONE OK ROCK Married Avril Lavigne’s Sister?

A while back, Ryota Kohama (小浜良太), the bassist of the very well-known rock band in Japan called ONE OK ROCK (ワンオクロック), announced in the band’s concert on 18 February 2017 that he actually got married earlier that month. Okay, cool, getting married and keeping it secret from the public until a little later is commonly…

How Do the Japanese Feel About Living Together Before Marriage?

It is quite common for Japanese people nowadays to move in even before committing marital vows. This is how conventional thinking goes on in the country. But the question is, who is more willing to move in? Is it the male or the female? A recent survey revealed that Japanese men are more willing to…

Manga Artist of “Ah! My Goddess” Weds a Young Cosplayer!

Kosuke Fujishima (藤島康介) is a manga artist who is best known for his Ah! My Goddess manga series. He recently got married to a young cosplayer. The public is pretty surprised by the news due to the huge age gap between the couple. Kosuke Fujishima’s first manga series is entitled You’re Under Arrest, but the…

Are Bright Futures Ahead For Same-Sex Couples in Japan?

In this new era, there is a growing amount of acceptance and understanding towards same-sex relationships. Western countries, while still facing opposition from some, are generally more open-minded in this matter. In June 2015, same-sex marriage was legalized in all the 50 states of America. Japan is a pretty open-minded country in regards to certain…

Popular Ex-Morning Musume Member Risa Niigaki Announces Her Upcoming Marriage!

A very well-known ex-member of Morning Musume will be getting married soon! Risa Niigaki (新垣里沙) has just recently announced on her blog that she will be getting married in July 2016, and the lucky groom is actor Yoshikazu Kotani. Risa Niigaki ご飯の支度が終わり、 旦那さん待ちー ちょびと戯れてまってるなう 新垣里沙さん(@risa_niigaki1020)がシェアした投稿 – 2017 3月 31 6:26午前 PDT Born on the 20th…

Why Are Young Japanese People Becoming More Skeptical About Weddings and Funerals?

Japanese marriages and funerals are considered to be some of the most expensive in the world. This has been a traditional practice for all people of different backgrounds. In recent studies, though, many of the younger generations are becoming more skeptical about these traditions. Concern about monetary issues remained a key discussion point. sbs.com.au/ Marriage…

Let Your Guests Join in With the Incredibly Fun Wedding Trend ’Kyoyukon’!

While preparing for our wedding, my Japanese wife once said, “There are three important days in one’s life: his date of birth, the day he gets married and the day he passes on. But we can only remember the events happening on our wedding day”. Her words stay etched in my mind because they reflect…

Hatsune Miku Marriage Forms: Making Your Documents Cuter!

Marriage certificates no longer have to look dull and serious despite the intended nature of solemnity and commitment. Previously, Sailor Moon marriage certificates were introduced and due to them being so well-received, the popular One Piece series also followed suit and released its very own marriage certificates. And now, even the famous Vocaloid singer, Hatsune…
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