romance

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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Long wallet or bifold? What your wallet says about you in Japan

For some people, the way a man carries his money can be a dealbreaker. 

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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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There’s a Tokyo vending machine that sells love in a can (or a shot at it)

And here we were thinking cans of hot green tea were amazing.

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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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Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men protest against Christmas on streets of Tokyo

“Building a brighter future for those who aren’t popular”.

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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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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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We search for virtual love in brand new dating sim Tokimeki Memorial: Girls’ Side 4

Cheer on our Japanese-language reporter Ikuna in her quest to bag a fictional boyfriend!

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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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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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Japanese convenience store’s love letter vending machine proves they really do sell everything

Rural convenience store at anime holy site offers canned coffee and bittersweet romance from same machine.

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The time we (almost certainly) got scammed by a dating app in Tokyo’s bar district

“Hey, let’s play a game,” she said, but maybe it was our reporter who got played.

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Anime voice actor star of Cowboy Bebop marries former idol less than half his age

Congratulations, space cowboy.

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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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