romance

Saying a prayer can open a passage between men’s and women’s baths at this Japanese hot spring

Love can start in the tub at this romantic onsen that puts the power in ladies’ hands.

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Anime fan’s boyfriend asks her to throw out her 2-D crush, she gets rid of something else instead

Fujoshi forced to decide makes the only choice that makes sense.

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Testing Japan’s sold-online love potion: Mr. Sato makes his coworkers drink the romantic mixture

Love is in the cups, and maybe the air, as Mr. Sato sees if he can make the SoraNews24 staff fall in love with each other.

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Survey about Japanese teens’ first sexual experience tries to draw line between “love” and “love”

Japanese famously has two ways to say “I love you,” but how different are they?

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Japanese Twitter explains why plump sofas, and girls, are better than skinny ones

Japanese Twitter user utilises photos to explain their love of girls with a little junk in the trunk, or loot in the boot.

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Japanese scholarly society video of college girl falling in love with teacher found inappropriate

Chemistry organization’s video is full of heartache and drama, really short on science.

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Otaku dating service says some of its female members specifically refuse to date Love Live! fans

Love Livers’ romantic prospects are limited, but there’s also a silver lining to being a fan of the hit idol anime.

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Five reasons your partner’s political apathy means you’d be better off without them

If you wanna know, if he loves you so, it’s in his… political engagement, that’s where it is.

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Over 75 percent of Japanese women say they’ve slept with a male coworker in survey

Close to half say they weren’t in a relationship with the guy at the time.

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31 percent of Japanese women admit to cheating on lover, six percent say they got caught【Survey】

Respondents also discuss whether it’s cheating on your boyfriend if you hug or hold hands with someone else.

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Do Japanese people kiss on the first date? Survey investigates

The poll was conducted as part of celebrations to commemorate Kiss Day in Japan.

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Cynics and romantics in Japan debate list of promises for lovers in five-year relationships

Some see a road map to lasting romance, others see a direct course to a pain in the butt.

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Seiji wants to invite his new girlfriend back to his place, but there’s just one problem…

Our writer dreams of playing video games with his newfound love in his apartment, but first he has to find it under all the garbage.

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Japanese women show continuing decline in how much they expect a husband to earn in survey

This year’s top answer is one to two million yen less than a year ago.

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Women in Japan reveal their worst dating experiences

From love hotels to 7-Eleven carparks, some of these first-date experiences are truly mind-boggling.

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The proper response when your wife says “I can’t make dinner tonight?” Japanese Twitter debates

Exasperated wife says “OK. Should I pick something up for us instead?” is the wrong answer.

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The upside of dating a man whose hobby is joso, or cross-dressing as a woman【Interview】

Tokyo makeup artist tells us why having a joso-loving lover makes the relationship “twice as fun.”

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When do Japanese women have their first kiss? Survey finds gap between different parts of Japan

One rural prefecture starts kissing long before any of its neighbors.

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Twitter manga diagrams difference between Japanese and foreign men, captivates and confuses

Illustrator says one group loves Uniqlo, asks women to split the bill on dates.

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Japan’s steamy ‘10,000 Kisses’ ad has viewers blushing from cuteness, intense embarrassment【Vid】

Marriage agency Zexy thrills Japanese viewers with a makeout montage both moving and mortifying.

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