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The top 10 romantic anime to watch with your boyfriend or girlfriend, according to fans

10 picks for when it’s just the two of you…but Your Name isn’t number one on the list.

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Japanese man’s “scary” story of woman he met in a bar who asked him to spend the night together

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, but this tale of deception has a double-twist ending.

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Fewer Japanese people got married last year than any time since the end of World War II

Bad news for the country’s declining birth rate is accompanied by rosier development about divorce.

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Man selling ring intended for girlfriend who dumped him gets no sympathy from potential buyer

Japanese man dumped just before Christmas hopes for a sympathetic ear, gets emotionally punched twice more in the gut instead.

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30-minute protest march held in downtown Tokyo by dateless men opposing Christmas Eve dates

“Destroy Christmas!” chants Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men as it takes to the streets in annual demonstration.

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Japanese women tell how they like to be hugged in survey of girls’ manga readers

Survey showcases squeeze strategies and scenarios.

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Japanese women list the things men do that make them look cool without even realizing it

Tiny gestures can make big differences in how these women see a man.

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“Where are the normal men?” A Japanese woman tells of five online dating woes

 

How far will today’s 30-something single ladies go to find love in Japan?

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Three shojo manga/anime scenes Japanese survey respondents wish would happen to them

Kabe-don wall pound make the list, but isn’t the number-one fantasy.

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Japanese artist shows how to let a guy know you’re not interested in him

Let them down easy with this clever trick.

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Japanese girlfriend gets a lesson in culture from foreign boyfriend

Never before has the sentence “Fold my laundry” caused such a stir.

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Sake ads show what it’s like to have a long-distance relationship with a Japanese woman 【Video】

Your beautiful girlfriend gets changed, has dinner and drinks sake while chatting to you on a video call.

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Halloween is the perfect time to pick up Japanese women, according to new survey

Poll results show the majority of women are happy when men strike up conversations with them at Halloween.

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Japanese women rank the otaku obsessions they can most forgive in a partner

From manga to figurines, this list shows how 14 otaku hobbies fare in the romantic world.

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Do women who love manga have a harder time finding real-life romance?

Survey finds a big gap in the dating histories of women who enjoy Japanese girls’ comics and those who don’t.

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Japanese women reveal the worst ways they’ve been dumped by their partners

Surprisingly, discovering their partner in the arms of another lover is not at the number-one spot on this list.

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Japanese karaoke chain offers discounts for couples who kiss in front of the employees

Free drinks and desserts also part of unusual promotion.

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Eight Tales of the Unexpected (Japanese Twitter edition)

Introducing some of the strange situations that had Japanese Twitter users both amused, and bemused.

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Can a woman have a good time at a Japanese love hotel on her own? Our reporter investigates

A relaxing Zen-like experience or a lonely, tear-inducing night surrounded by sex toys?

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Otaku dating service advises singles to have interests other than anime

Tough love from Akihabara-based matchmaking service reflects the changing nature of anime fandom.

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