romance

One in four young Japanese adults say love is a pain in the butt【Survey】

Is love dead?

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Japan’s silver medalist figure skater has no time for love because he’s busy playing video games

With an Olympic medal on his resume, Shoma Uno says he’d like to enter a video game tournament.

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Japanese Twitter user may have discovered why they’re forever alone

According to one little sister, the key to getting a girlfriend or boyfriend? Loneliness, and not going to amusement arcades on your own.

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The top 10 romantic anime to watch with your boyfriend or girlfriend, according to fans

10 picks for when it’s just the two of you…but Your Name isn’t number one on the list.

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Survey suggests Tokyo women expect men to spend big on Valentine’s Day return gifts

Participants say that even if a guy were to spend three times as much on a thank-you present, it still wouldn’t be enough.

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Japanese guy’s ex makes him Valentine’s Day chocolate with anime girls flipping him off

Apparently the breakup wasn’t as mutual as he thought, man discovers when getting home-made Pop Team Epic chocolate.

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Mie man arrested for collecting photos he took of female coworker while at work

Charges cause many to wonder where the line between stalking and a secret crush lies.

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Survey reveals Japanese men really want home-made chocolate, but are women willing to make it?

In Japan, women give chocolate to men on Valentine’s Day, but are guys going to get what they really want?

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Japanese man’s “scary” story of woman he met in a bar who asked him to spend the night together

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, but this tale of deception has a double-twist ending.

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Fewer Japanese people got married last year than any time since the end of World War II

Bad news for the country’s declining birth rate is accompanied by rosier development about divorce.

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Man selling ring intended for girlfriend who dumped him gets no sympathy from potential buyer

Japanese man dumped just before Christmas hopes for a sympathetic ear, gets emotionally punched twice more in the gut instead.

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Tokyo restaurant explicitly bans couples from dining on Christmas Eve

On Japan’s most romantic date night, reservations are usually recommended, but not here.

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Video game arcade in Japan invites you to resist Christmas…with fists…

Three hours of resistance will get you five credits, and claiming you’re 21 gives you a free round on the punching machine!

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Japanese women tell how they like to be hugged in survey of girls’ manga readers

Survey showcases squeeze strategies and scenarios.

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Japanese dad challenges daughter’s boyfriend to video game grudge match, gets kicked out of house

“He’s not fit to be my daughter’s boyfriend,” Dad declares after witnessing junior high school boy’s lack of fighting game skills.

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What kind of lingerie do Japan’s herbivore men like? Survey investigates

Japanese intimate apparel maker investigates the tastes of Japanese men both hot-blooded and not, offers suggestions to capture their hearts.

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Wakayama man tries to woo woman by cutting her brakes

Sure, we all know that deceit and sabotage are the fastest ways to a woman’s heart, but this was over the line.

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Japanese high school volleyball player beaten by coach, teammates for violating no-dating rule

Coach retains job, school says it does not think attacks by other students constituted bullying.

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Japanese woman arrested after stealing 90,000 yen worth of anime from live-in boyfriend

It’s nice to have a partner who values your hobby, but not like this.

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Woman fears dick pic when man suddenly sends picture of “his Gundam,” love story ensues instead

Expecting an image of an unwanted member, she instead found the partner she desired.

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