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Tweet of the Week #128: Creepy Profiles Encountered On Japanese Dating Apps

Don't be this type of guy.

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Beyond ‘I Love You’: 5 Tips For Navigating Romance in Japan

Ready for Valentine's Day and its alter ego White Day? Want to let that special someone know how you feel? Here are five ways to tell it from your heart.

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Tweet of the Week #118: 5 Easy Chocolate Recipes For Valentine’s Day

Learn Japanese vocabulary for cooking and baking.

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Understanding Valentine’s Day and White Day in Japan

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day and White Day in Japan?

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Couples Stuck in Quarantine Found it Helped Them Grow Closer According to Survey

Turns out being cooped up was a good thing for our readers in relationships. As for the singles, is your finger tired of swiping on Tinder yet?

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4 Tips For Going To A Modern Japanese Wedding

What to expect at a modern Japanese wedding.

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プレイボーイ and Other Japanese Words for Naughty Dating Behavior

If your Valentine's Day date says you’re しつこい, it means they just aren’t into you. Let it go!

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Netflix’s The Naked Director: A Dodgy Dive into Japanese Porn and “Real” Sex

This semi-biographical ode to Japanese AV does little more than maintain the status quo—but it makes us think while doing so.

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Japanese Words for Weddings

Here comes the 嫁.

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Petty Breakup Stories Go Viral On Japanese Twitter

From typing loudly to kanji usage, sometimes it’s the small things that get to us the most.

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8 Types of Dating App Profiles You’ll Encounter In Japan

From "Language Exchangers" to "Expat Machos," it's a different ballgame in Japan.

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Breaking Up: Japanese Words for an Anti-Valentine’s Day

What if the object of your affection chose not to be your Valentine? What to say when the relationship is over.

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