Valentine’s Day

In Japan, women give “obligation chocolate” on Valentine’s Day, but do guys even want it?

Is it worth feeling obligated if the gesture isn’t much obliged?

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The three ways to say “love” in Japanese, and when to use them

Because there are many different kinds of love.

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Japanese Valentine’s Day surveys: women likely to succeed at confessing, men split on chocolate

Dating website Matching App University brings us some sentimental survey stats, just in time for the year’s most lovey-dovey holiday.

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Amazing Chocolate tools a perfect fit for Japanese Valentine’s Day

Tell that special guy how you feel with an exquisite rusty nut and washer.

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We get our hands and mouths on the Koakuren’s Chocolate and White Chocolate Ramen【Taste Test】

Will Koakuren’s Valentine’s Day ramen leave us lovestruck or lukewarm?

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Chocolate Ramen is back at chain restaurant Korakuen, with a new friend: White Chocolate Ramen!

You’ll want to give these limited-time-only delicacies a try before they’re gone!

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Tired of chocolate? Try celebrating Valentine’s Day with … tofu!

Who would have thought that tofu could be a colorful and healthy option for a Valentine’s treat

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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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“Sweet pleasure for your mouth” with a play on the word for penis in Japanese. 

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Today is “Men’s Valentine’s Day” in Japan, where guys give underwear to girls

Although before you go giving any spicy presents, maybe read this first.

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Our lovestruck reporter tries to make a batch of cookies for his girlfriend for Japan’s White Day

After getting love-dovey Valentine’s Day chocolate for the first time in his life, Seiji steps into the SoraKitchen to make cookies that require no butter or liquid.

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Barely half of Japanese men in survey will give thank-you gift to women for Valentine’s chocolate

Richer men in study found to spend less per-gift than their poorer counterparts.

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A Valentine’s Day shock has our reporter Seiji saying “I want to die”

Our often-single reporter gets a startling surprise from his girlfriend, and eats something he’s never had before.

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Japanese dads reveal the shocking secret behind their daughters’ “homemade” Valentine’s chocolate

A different kind of love is the secret ingredient here.

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Valentine’s Day Akiba-style: Hundreds of otaku line-up for cards and chocolates from anime girls

Real-world manifestations of affection from 2-D crushes cause massive lines on a weekday morning.

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Anti-Valentine’s Day protest march held in Tokyo by Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men【Vid】

Shibuya demonstration also attracts one woman in call to “Crush romantic capitalism!”

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Chocolate hot spring bath opens in Japan, allows swimsuits, mixed-gender bathing

An onsen like no other in the Tokyo area’s premier hot spring resort town.

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Survey shows Japanese women would love to be getting some chocolate on Valentine’s Day too

New social movement gives rise to a new word: gyaku choco.

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Giri obligation chocolates seen as power harassment, more Japanese companies ban practice

Survey results indicate that Japan’s Valentine’s Day custom of giri choco may soon become a thing of the past. 

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Nintendo’s awesome Super Mario chocolate-making trays are here to power up Valentine’s Day

Now you can whip up some chocolates your gamer sweetheart will want more than any super mushroom.

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