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January 27, 2017

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?

December 8, 2016

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?

November 24, 2016

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?

November 19, 2016

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?

November 10, 2016

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?

November 3, 2016

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?

October 27, 2016

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?

October 20, 2016

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?

September 13, 2016

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?

A cartoon of the 10 types of men in Japan
August 18, 2016

Ten 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.

July 26, 2016

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… )

Looking for love in Japan. Meeting the parents.
July 14, 2016

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?

June 10, 2016

Looking for Love: That Time I Went to a Snack

If some establishments have self-explanatory names, oppai pubs for instance, snacks are a lot more mysterious. I always wondered what was really going on in there, but I never expected I would end up spending an evening in one.

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