romance

The Magikarp kiss — Japanese woman explains why the Pokémon-like smooch is so terrible

Illustrated diagram shows why the weakest Pokémon is also the worst kisser.

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Should a man in his 40s pursue a 19-year-old Japanese convenience store clerk?

Men and women feel very differently about whether this man should go after his crush in Japan.

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Could you marry an otaku? Japanese people rank the geek hobbies they’d let slide for love

Where do you sit on the otaku dating ladder?

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Are Japanese B-Stylers racist? Jim Jeffries investigates cultural appropriation in Japan 【Video】

Where do you draw the line between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation?

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More young Japanese men romantically involved with older female coworkers than younger ones【Survey】

Love is sweeter with senpai than kohai for these young working men in Japan.

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Bubble tea helps herbivore men meet women during Shibuya Halloween

Unexpected outcome of alcohol ban has boba bonding partygoers in the best way possible.

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Boyfriend’s “cute” way of telling his girlfriend how much he loves her turns off Japanese Twitter

“If someone did this to me I’d beat them to death!” says one Twitter user.

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Millennials in Japan Aren’t F**king 【Video】

Jim Jeffries travels to Japan for a closer look at why Japanese millennials aren’t having sex.

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Japanese dating site’s picture of ideally attractive woman: young, no sleeves, college education

Younger men don’t enjoy the same popularity, though.

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Elderly Japanese couple’s cute restaurant anecdote brings smiles and “d’aww”s to the table

A cute Twitter observation shows that romance is like fine wine – it gets better with age.

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Japanese women categorise male friends by levels of intimacy, from hugging to bathing

Find out whether your lady friend thinks you’re a hafure, kisufure, sofure, kamofure, sanfure or ofure.

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A case of culture shock: Japanese summer vacation isn’t much of a vacation at all

Our Japanese-language reporter had his world turned upside down when his German wife commented on his childhood memories.

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Japanese man asks for the password to women’s hearts, learns something he didn’t want to know

Female coworker tells him it isn’t what you say, but how you…

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Rumor that watching anime Your Name with date will lead to getting married proves true for fans

The most successful anime romance movie of all time ties together real-life couples, even if the path to true love isn’t always a direct one.

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Wondering if your boyfriend will be a good husband? Give him the tea test, Japanese Twitter says

Simple behavior has a deep meaning, according to believers.

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New couple builds a promising life together with 3D-printed plastic model wedding favors

What better way to ensure your guests remember your big day than by giving them a tiny plastic model set of you and your spouse?

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There’s a serious problem (or maybe an upside) with these Japanese dating app photos

Pictures suggest the app is maybe a little too good at helping guys find girls they like.

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Seven reasons why an otaku should date another otaku (and one reason maybe not to)

Anime fan’s list has one big demerit, but maybe there’s a way to turn it around.

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Living next door to a stalker: Our Japanese reporter recounts the time her neighbour stalked her

Firsthand account is a cautionary tale for women living alone in Japan.

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Two human beings set to marry Sanrio characters at Tokyo’s Hello Kitty theme park

The “Wedding Ceremony of Dreams” is being billed as a historical first.

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