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Sara Who

After graduating college with a degree in anthropology, Sara Who moved to Japan in 2011. A firm believer in participant observation to better understand a culture, she has been dating the local fauna in the name of science.

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Looking for Love: Cheating in Japan

The attitude to cheating in Japan might be different from what you're used to. But is it an acceptable norm in a relationship here?

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Ask Sara: Does “I Love You” Mean the Same Thing in Japan?

My date told me she loved me. Is this miscommunication or potential pet murder?

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Ask Sara: Is Tinder in Japan Just for Hooking Up?

I’m a single girl looking to date seriously in Japan. Everybody keeps recommending Tinder, but isn't it just for casual hookups?

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Ask Sara: How Can I Find Lasting Love?

I recently returned home to the US after an exchange in Japan. I'd love to find a Japanese girlfriend here but I'm quite a shy guy. How can I find my Ms Right?

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Ask Sara: As an Asian Foreign Guy How Can I Meet Japanese Women?

I'm an Asian foreigner looking for love in Japan but finding it hard to get a date. What can I do to meet Japanese women?

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Ask Sara: Why Won’t Japanese Men Take Me Seriously?

Because I'm a foreign girl, Japanese guys only see me as a bit of fun. How can I find somebody who wants to be in a committed relationship?

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Ask Sara: How Do You Date a Salaryman?

My student boyfriend has become a fully-fledged salaryman. How can we make sure our relationship isn't badly affected?

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Ask Sara: My Girlfriend Works in a Girls Bar

My girlfriend has a part-time job that makes me feel uneasy. She says it's only for the money but should I be worried?

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Looking for Love: 4 Ways People Break Up in Japan

Breaking up is hard to do — but what happens in a country where people do anything and everything to avoid confrontation?

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10 Types of Men You’ll Meet in Japan

Hunting for the right Japanese guy? Here's a guide to ten different species that you might meet in the wild while on your dating adventures.

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Looking for Love: Talking Dirty in Japanese

The ABCs of sex in Japanese: what to say to turn up the heat in the bedroom (or wherever you may find yourselves... )

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Looking for love: Meeting the Parents

Meeting the parents is already stressful enough in itself, but what can you expect when cultural differences and language barriers are involved?

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