romance

Why you probably won’t get home-made Valentine chocolate and love confession from a Japanese girl

Don’t get your hopes up for one of anime and J-dramas’ longest romantic traditions to play out in your real life.

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Japanese baseball player’s sweet story of how he wooed his fiancé moves Twitter, inspires puns

You could say he didn’t strike out in this aspect of life!

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HALOP: The Japanese huggy pillow for people who already have a human boyfriend/girlfriend

A new kind of dakimakura designed to provide fantasies that are actually based in reality.

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Trending hashtag reveals some interesting quirks that guests have come across during their short-term stays.

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Less than one in four surveyed Japanese men has a girlfriend, over one in three women has a beau

Survey paints a different picture of dating for young men and women.

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Survey says Japan is deeply dissatisfied in bedroom, prefers eating to getting it on

Is Japanese food truly better than sex, which was ranked as less pleasurable than four other things?

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When is it OK to take a naked hot spring bath with your Japanese girlfriend/boyfriend?

The onsen trip: as beloved a relationship milestone as Christmas Eve and Valentine’s Day, but how long do you have to date before you bathe together?

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Is work more important to Japanese salarymen than their girlfriends? Survey investigates

”Which is more important, your job, or me?”

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You can get married in Japan with official, legally binding Evangelion marriage registration forms

Get in the damn married relationship, Shinji.

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Dateless on Christmas? Burger King Japan invites you to celebrate with whole bucket of fast food

If you’re all alone on the biggest date night of the year, Burger King wants to throw a party for one in your stomach.

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Japanese women asked what best job for a husband is, may be looking for romantic-comedy lead

Results also show one of the most attractive jobs for a man is one of the most hated too.

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Japanese artist shows difference between erotic manga for men vs. women in simple side-by-side

Proving it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it that matters.

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Japanese train history plays out like a sliding doors rom com in 100 Years Train ad 【Video】

Tear-jerking commercial features a famous actor and actress in the lead roles of star-crossed lovers.

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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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