Tokyo Podcast 21: Dating in Japan

One of the most commonly asked questions that we here at Tokyo Podcast get is what is dating like in Japan? Is it the same as dating in a Western country? Are Japanese girls shy? Do Japanese guys flirt?

Intercultural dating is always fraught with challenges and dating in Japan is no exception. To guide us through this dating minefield we have Melissa Feineman who wrote the ‘Let’s Date’ column for the Japanzine magazine. She joins us to explain the various aspects of dating in Japan and how the Japanese system of dating has it’s advantages and disadvantages.

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