Park in Japan offers special love confession plans with 6 million lights

Grand kokuhaku plan requires advance check of the words you plan to confess with.

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Are love confessions in Japan a relic of the past or a strict requirement? We find out!

Opinions are split, but you’d be surprised at how some Japanese people think.

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Japanese artist’s comic about father’s unexpected “confession” is both awkward and heartwarming

“Son, I have something to tell you….”

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Kokuhaku: Do people in Japan do love confessions IRL, or is it just in anime and dramas?【Video】

Watch any Japanese drama or anime with a romantic plot thread, and a love confession or “kokuhaku” scene will inevitably crop up. I wanted to know whether this was just an on-screen phenomenon, or if it happened in real life, too, so I set out into Tokyo’s Shinjuku neighborhood to meet some couples and ask them about how they got together.

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“I think I love you…”: Romantic confessions from around the world

Declaring your love, or even just your like, for a boy or a girl in Japan can be a pretty big deal. While we don’t think most people’s stories are quite as dramatic as in anime, with characters struggling for seasons just to admit their fond feelings for another, it’s certainly true that many Japanese people are pretty shy about asking each other out.

While it’s kind of cute and kind of frustrating if you’re used to a more forward culture, is it really that different from other countries?

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