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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.



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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Looking for Love: Interracial Relationship Struggles

Every relationship is different, but looking back at my first romance with a Japanese man, I did notice a few recurring patterns that seem common to many interracial couples in Japan.

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Looking for Love: Speed Dating in Japan

If you can’t seem to find what you are looking for or don’t feel confident enough with your nampa skills, it’s definitively worth giving speed dating a try.

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Looking for Love: The Trials and Tribulations of Online Dating in Japan

When I moved to Japan about five years ago, I quickly realized that finding love in this country was not going to be an easy task.

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