relationships

Is the ideal spouse someone who’s your best friend or your war buddy? Japanese singles sound off

Survey ranks the top five married couple archetypes.

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Japanese survey asks exactly why people broke up with their partners

The first result makes a surprising amount of sense.

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Most of Japan’s new adults hope to fall in love and get married, according to recent survey

Marriage is on the table for many young people–but not as many as 26 years ago. 

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Former SMAP member Shingo Katori announces marriage to woman he’s been dating for 25 years

The relationship hasn’t exactly been a secret, but it came as a surprise anyway. 

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More than half of Japanese men in survey spent Christmas alone, women more likely to be OK solo

Single women more likely to see the upside of spending Christmas without a date.

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How many people in Japan have actually worn a couple’s outfit?

What are your thoughts on matching outfits?

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When is the right time for a love confession in Japan?

First date? Second? Fourth? Sixth? Japanese women reveal when they’re most likely to say yes to being your girlfriend.

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Over half of Japanese newlyweds haven’t been bothering with a wedding ceremony

Billy Idol might say it’s not a nice day for a white wedding.

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What kind of restaurant attracts the politest customers in Japan? Twitter user has a theory

A chance at love means a higher probability of good customer behavior, she says.

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9 middle-aged Japanese men come to work in the clothes they’d like their partners to wear

What do you mean “Why?”

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How much money are Japanese people willing to lend their romantic partners?【Survey】

Survey looks for answers to a very complicated question.

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Does Tokyo’s “breakup shrine” really have the power to end relationships?

We set out to dispel rumours about the shrine’s mysterious power…but it ends up biting us in the butt.

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“Should I date this person?” Go hiking and you’ll have the answer, Japanese Twitter user says

A walk in the mountains will reveal more of who a person is than a meal in a restaurant.

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Saddest original PlayStation ever? Store labels symbol of Japanese couple’s ‘90s love “junk”

Kaori and Naoto were so very much in love in the summer of 1997.

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Japan Supreme Court rules it’s constitutional to require married men and women have same surname

For the second time in less than a decade, Supreme Court says Mr. and Mrs. must match.

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Japanese woman wants office romance but has no job, figures out how to make her dream come true

A clever solution to a seemingly impossible problem.

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Kansai man arrested for defrauding his 35 girlfriends

He would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for his 35 girlfriends.

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Wife takes revenge on cheating husband by auctioning his Yu-Gi-Oh! collection for millions of yen

The cheating heart of the cards.

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Utada Hikaru explains “why getting over someone is so painful”

J-pop star reflects on the people she’s had to say goodbye to, and why that can hurt like nothing else.

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It’s too hard to sell Japanese people on romance dramas nowadays, says broadcasting president

According to BS Fuji’s top dog, there’s a reason why making romance dramas in Japan is an uphill battle.

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