relationships

Good Couples Day gets our Japanese writer thinking about international marriage differences

What makes for a good couple? Our Japanese-language writer muses on her own marriage to a French husband and its notable quirks.

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Celebrate your wedding with Hello Kitty at Japan’s Sanrio Puroland amusement park

When a church is just not romantic enough, have your wedding in the world of Hello Kitty!

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Tokyo hair salon offers free cuts to anime fans whose 2-D crush fell in love with someone else

Start the next chapter of your love life, real-world or otherwise, with a new hairdo from the Heartbreak Salon.

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The top 10 famous men that Japanese women wish would make love to them【Survey】

Manga-adaptation actors and musicians abound in the list of desired fandom consummations.

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Our lovestruck reporter tries to make a batch of cookies for his girlfriend for Japan’s White Day

After getting love-dovey Valentine’s Day chocolate for the first time in his life, Seiji steps into the SoraKitchen to make cookies that require no butter or liquid.

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Rich and bald or handsome and poor? Survey asks Japanese women who’d they’d rather marry

Does a thick wad of bills make up for a thin head of hair?

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Japanese man’s job is too busy for strawberry-picking date, super-sweet girlfriend saves the day

Boyfriend cancels date when he can’t get time off from work, but his awesome girlfriend figures out how to bring the strawberry patch to him.

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Japanese cheating survey finds high infidelity rate in Kyoto and one of Tokyo’s neighbors

The least-faithful prefecture in the survey is often laughed at for being uncool, but responding residents seem to be plenty popular.

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Robot matchmaking party in Japan has couples sit silently, techno cupids make small talk for them

Surreal videos show event that led to the creation of four new couples, and might be a surprisingly good fit for Japanese society.

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Anti-Valentine’s Day protest march held in Tokyo by Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men【Vid】

Shibuya demonstration also attracts one woman in call to “Crush romantic capitalism!”

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How women can shoot down dessert dates before they’re even invited, according to Japanese Twitter

It’s all in how you answer “What kind of sweets do you like?”

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How do Japanese husbands show they love their wives? Survey answers include cooking and toilets

Ten ways to say “I love you,” sometimes without saying a single word.

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Japanese woman finds out fiance she met when he “found” her lost phone is the man who stole it

Debate ensues as to whether he’s a creepy stalker or clever romantic.

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Japanese Internet debates sure-fire way to catch a cheating lover and/or make them hate you

Video claims “just a single question” is all it takes to catch an unfaithful boyfriend or girlfriend in a lie, but it may have other consequences.

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Female otaku has perfectly sensible answer for when people ask why she doesn’t get a boyfriend

Dark magic and a price too great to pay are great reasons for remaining single.

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Want to be popular with the ladies/men? Be good at making takoyaki, study says

It seems that there’s a connection between “being good at cooking takoyaki” and “getting lots of love confessions”.

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Otaku husband returns home after argument to find wife has destroyed his anime robot collection

Broken Gundam and broken trust sparks Internet debate about whether or not her actions were justified.

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12/21 is Japan’s “Long Distance Lovers Day”: What makes it so hard to keep up long distance love?

Long distance romance can work with a bit of effort, but just what form does that effort take?

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Kyoto Aquarium advises teen boy who can’t find a date to become a girl (because of ichthyology)

16-year-old who attends all-boys high school was feeling lovelorn, so the aquarium offered an unorthodox solution.

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Otaku dating service’s secret to success: Courting guys who’re accepting of boys love

Tora no Ana’s matchmaking parties see an attendance spike as they respond to women who want a boyfriend who’ll leave them alone and let them fangirl out.

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