relationships

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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Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare reveals the five prefectures with highest divorce rates

Surprise: Tokyo isn’t even close to the top five.

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How much do Japanese men and women pay on dates? Survey finds large gap

Big spenders bump up one gender’s average.

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Japanese government’s new birth rate plan: Use AI to tell people who’d be a good spouse for them

Wants to help people find spouses who don’t meet their preferences for age, income, or education.

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Does a guy lose all chance with a Japanese woman if he doesn’t pay for the first date?【Survey】

Survey finds large gap between women of different ages.

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Should people in Japan be allowed to keep their surnames after getting married, survey asks

Right now, getting married in Japan means someone is changing their name.

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Man goes on first date with woman, she brings 23 family members along for the meal

Woman’s cunning plan to test a potential boyfriend backfires in spectacular fashion.

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Real life yandere? Japanese man’s ex-girlfriend sneaks into his home, cooks up something crazy

“Yup, this is the start to a horror movie.”

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Man travels 100 kilometers in middle of the night in Japan to punch another dude in the throat

Suspicion that girlfriend was cheating on him prompted late-night road trip.

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Japanese wife begins writing daily list of reasons to not murder her husband

It’s a really sweet idea…probably.

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Japanese government to start giving newlywed couples a wedding gift of 600,000 yen

”I do” equals “ka-ching” in new initiative to boost childbirth rate,

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Japanese wives reveal how they get revenge on their husbands

Ever had the water go cold on you suddenly while you’re in the shower? That may have been your wife getting “puchi” revenge. 

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Awesome Japanese wife “kidnaps” her husband as he leaves work…for his own good

Doesn’t tell him where they’re going or why, but has a very good reason.

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Japan’s “excessively Pikachu” marriage registration form is appropriate amount for Pokémon lovers

An entire pack of Pikachus wants to wish you and your sweetheart all the best as you start married life.

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Japanese wife berates husband for eating rice and side dishes together

Wife says Japanese meals should be eaten in a triangle formation. 

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