romance

How Much Would You Spend If You Could Rent A Friend?

Your love life is nonexistent. After moving to Tokyo to focus on your career, your office has become your home and your social interactions have plummeted to levels you had never imagined. After devoting most of your day to all the tasks your boss gives you, you get home so late you don’t have time…
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Japanese comics: 5 manga genres and recommendations that may interest you!

While manga may be Japan’s version of a comic book, the audience for these vary from kids, teenagers, young adults to much older. This is one of the great things about manga and their creators – they appeal to the masses! Having said all that, there are so many different genres that you may be…

Enjoy a Dinner Date with Hatsune Miku at this Cafe in Japan!

Dining out alone can be nervewracking, especially if it’s your first time in a new city. Thanks to the dawn of smartphones, it is now easier to peruse the wonder of the internet rather than twiddling your thumbs before your order arrives. There are so many things to keep you busy on the internet but…

Is the Goddess That Dwells on Enoshima Island Good or Bad for Romantic Couples?

Love is something many of us want to experience and maintain for a lifetime. In Japan, there are numerous spots that couples can visit that will to boost their relationship. Enoshima is one such location with attractions such as the lover’s bell (龍恋の鐘) making it a great destination for couples. Legend has it that couples…

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…

Nisekoi: Who Holds the True Key?

Nisekoi, released in English-speaking countries as Nisekoi: False Love, is a much-loved anime series. It is comedic and romantic and is popular both in Japan and among fans throughout the world. It is also adored by people of many different ages and among both males and females. Originally a manga series, Nisekoi has also been…

How do the Japanese Celebrate their Birthdays?

What do you usually do on your birthday? Perhaps you receive presents, everybody wishes you many happy returns, and maybe you even throw a party. Do you find that you continue to celebrate your birthday as you get older? No doubt your answer to these questions depends on which country you are from. In the…