Love and Dating

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Understanding Japan Through ‘Love is Blind’

What can Netflix’s reality show tell us about dating, marriage and communication in Japan?

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Stay at Home Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Japan

I would do anything for love… but I won’t go outside.

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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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Tweet of the Week #157: Teen Asks Aquarium For Love Advice—Gets an Answer You’d Expect

An ichthyologist probably shouldn't be your go-to guide on love.

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Sex in Japanese: Being Hentai and 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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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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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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