Growing up in Japan, I thought it’s completely normal to work all day long with lots of overtime.What makes me sad is that it’s not because we’re workaholics or passionate about our jobs, but because work in Japan is extremely inefficient.The majority of Japanese men admit that they’re never saying the “3 little words” (I love you).They hardly ever give compliments such as “You look so beautiful today.” As a woman, if you never get to hear such words, it makes you feel insecure and unloved.Well, yes, there seem to be more couples consisting of a foreign man and a Japanese woman than the other way round.Nevertheless, I strongly believe that you can find a Japanese partner regardless of gender, nationality or race and that’s why I’m making videos to encourage foreigners in Japan.It might be difficult to notice at first, but we definitely show some sort of interest or subtle emotion.In our culture, we heavily rely on non-verbal communication.
But just because a Japanese guy isn’t approaching you actively, doesn’t necessarily mean he’s not interested.
As a Japanese man you’re being raised to be the breadwinner, supporting your family. While this traditional thinking is slowly changing, it’s still very present.
Quite a few Western women I interviewed complained that their Japanese boyfriend has never time because of work.
Over the past few months, I’ve interviewed various foreign women who’ve actually dated Japanese men.
During the interviews several common problems when dating Japanese men were mentioned, so let’s have a closer look at them.