I adore his writing style. Check it out! I first came to Japan in , and started studying Japanese shortly thereafter. I moved here permanently in , at which point I gave up eating cheeseburgers, wearing wrinkled t-shirts, and speaking English. This has had some mixed results, but at least my wardrobe looks fantastic and my cholesterol level is nice and low. I spend a tremendous amount of time asking Japanese people, in Japanese, what they think about Japan, love, sex, foreigners, language, and everything else under the sun.
How a love of Japan led me to stop dating its women
Dating A Japanese Woman: What’s It Really Like?! » Zooming Japan
Suggestion: Study. Take this free and awesome! Japanese course. Of Japanese women who get married, 1. While not all Japanese girls will make a final judgment on dating a foreigner based on their income level, some certainly will. Image is high in Japan; look around and you will hardly see a girl not dressed to the nines.
Such cross-cultural marriages may have been pioneering in the late s, but these days they are overwhelmingly commonplace. A couple of years ago, when I was promoting a book on Yukio Mishima, I was interviewed in London by a Japanese journalist who suddenly asked me whether I too had a Japanese wife. When I told him that my significant other was Australian, he laughed at my eccentricity and remarked that in his experience, 90 percent of Western male scholars of Japan, when they had a wife, tended to have a Japanese one. Indeed, the overwhelming attraction of Western men to Japanese women has over the past 50 years been much commented on. In Japan, Western men have a cachet that seems to far exceed that of Western women, whose romantic life in Japan may perhaps be less advantageous.
While marriage rates in Japan have been declining overall, a growing number of Japanese women seem to be giving up on their male counterparts and dating foreign men. So what is it about foreign guys that draws Japanese women to them? Both of them moved overseas with their partners. They both tell me that foreigners are more expressive with their love and make them feel happy to have been born a woman. Hara continues by sharing 10 ways foreign guys express their affection that make their Japanese girlfriends fall head over heels.