Japanese weddings

1972: Why Did Japan’s Marriage Rates Peak That Year?

Marriage rates in Japan are not great, having declined from 1973 to the mid 80s before seeing an increase that paled in comparison to the numbers seen in the 60s and early 70s. Fast-forward to 2021, and marriage rates in Japan continue to be sluggish for multiple reasons, including how the Japanese working culture and…

How to Find True Love in Japan: The Most Popular Resources in the Country

Working or studying in Japan? We bet you have gained so many anecdotes in that time. However, we all know that people want more than that in life. Friendships and love are some of the things people really want to attain, but they can be difficult to focus on with Japan’s notoriously busy work life.…

What’s Omiai? – Japan’s Take On Arranged Marriages

Arranged marriage is a practice which is both controversial and a historically significant societal function. Not so long ago, arranged marriage was very common in all parts of the world. Marriage was more of a contract than anything else, and was common and expected among all classes and cultures. Marriages up until around the 18th…