In general, Japanese men are likely to be embarrassed about showing affection in public – even things like putting an arm around someone’s shoulders, or hugging, never mind kissing.Very touchy feely Japanese couples are definitely NOT the norm.” “Long working hours and overtime are common here in Japan.

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These are the types of guys I feel we foreign girls encounter most. ” I think that’s generally a big problem – not only when trying to find an “honest” relationship, but also true friends.

I’ve heard from many people that they were just “used” as an opportunity to get free English lessons (or whatever their native language was).

Although I’ve been in Japan for 6 years now, I totally lack that kind of experience.

Instead I asked friends and fellow bloggers, who have had Japanese boyfriends or are even married to a Japanese man, to share their personal experience with us.

And from these differences, the biggest one would be language.

No matter how fluent each of us becomes in our second language, something is always lost in translation, and that can quickly escalate into a huge argument until we don’t even remember what we started arguing about in the first place.I bet it’s difficult to filter the ones who are truly interested.“There are a lot of stereotypes and some girls use them for their own personal gain.As long as you’re both honest and open about things, and actually communicate properly with each other, it should be okay!” “Even if you are shy, if you like someone you should be proactive about it.Even after we’d been broken up for a few months he’d still write to me and ask what I was doing and how I was …” When I started dating my husband, I didn’t really feel that we had any cultural barriers.