The long-term sluggishness of Japan's economy has made cheap dates, emphasizing fun and togetherness over glamor and extravagance, quite common, even popular.A picnic in the park is considered quite romantic, especially in spring. Beyond displaying your vocal talent (or lack of), the willingness to stand center-stage (in a private karaoke box) and possibly make a fool of yourself proves you are not too proud, a trait respected in Japanese society.As we all know, every culture has established acceptable ways through which to develop intimate relationships.Although the formation of such relationships can be as varied as they are here in the U.
I would especially love to hear back from my Japanese friends with their thoughts and perspectives on the topic. Any more I can learn will only serve myself and others better. Japan, and as I understand it most of Asia, has a very different dating culture than that of the West.I’ve included my thoughts as a Westerner on Japanese dating culture for that reason.Virgin or veteran, I feel for any Westerner or Easterner who dates or aspires to date inter-culturally this is worth a read. You might just understand the other half a little better after this.Steer clear of public displays of affection, especially on the first date.Choose the standard dinner-and-a-movie date, and you won't go wrong.