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Syphilis On the Rise!

A recent trend has been causing havoc inside the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare building in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. Syphilis, a disease that had been in decline ever since the end of World War II has been making a comeback; its rise, completely the opposite of subtle, put everyone on a state of alert…

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…

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…

Can You Win the Heart of a ‘Tsundere Girl’ in This New Dating Game App?

There are so many dating game applications in Japan that it becomes a difficult task to tell one from the other. This time, developer SEEC Inc. has introduced a different dating game app that will challenge every gamer to win the heart of a tsundere (ツンデレ) girl. With its unusual cast, the dating game is…

When Idol Scandals Aren’t Really Scandals: Hagiwara Mai of C-ute

We have heard about how the Japanese idol industry is quite strict with their policy of not allowing their idols to date. Idols who are caught dating might face the consequence of getting fired. Sometimes, just being seen with a person of the opposite gender can spell trouble for the idol. Back in April 2016,…

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,…

Practise These 8 Ways to Express Your Love in Japanese!

Do you have a Japanese girlfriend or Japanese boyfriend? Learn these words to express your feelings to them! You can also use some of these phrases to impress the Japanese men or Japanese women you are not with (yet) but are interested in being with! 1. Suki Desu Suki desu literally means “I like you”,…