If you’re thinking about finding a Japanese wife or are contemplating marrying your current Japanese girlfriend, then “buyer beware” — for there is a part of Japanese culture that Western men interested in a long-term relationship with a Japanese woman need to be aware of. For most Western men, this probably won’t be a major problem between you and your “potential” Japanese wife. But let [Continued…]
Understanding your Japanese girlfriend can be very difficult, but not impossible. Probably one of the hardest things for Western men is catching those “non-verbal” cues that she sends out almost constantly. The one that Japanese women use quite often is not really a non-verbal cue, but instead is not talking at all. This is a little different than the Western woman’s “I’m not talking to [Continued…]
I know that many of the reader’s of the Understanding Japanese Women Blog live in Japan, and so what I’m going to talk about today most likely won’t be any big news to you. This post is for those of you who don’t live here or have just arrived in Japan and have yet to experience this silly situation. What I’m talking about is the [Continued…]
I know exactly how you feel — I’ve been in your shoes. I’ve dated Japanese women (and am now married to one) and have lived through the frustration and confusion of trying to build meaningful relationships with them. And I know that I’m not the only one. Seeing as the differences in culture can cause great problems in relationships with your Japanese girlfriend or Japanese [Continued…]
I received an email the other day from a reader of the Understanding Japanese Women Blog (and a satisfied customer, I might add.) He posed a very good question that deserves an answer. Since it is something that many of the UJW Blog readers could benefit from, he gave me permission to talk about it here with all of you. Here’s an excerpt: “I had [Continued…]
Men who are involved with Japanese women are often very confused when the inevitable problems begin to arise in the relationship. They try every possible solution that they know to quickly and painlessly mend the breach between themselves and their girlfriend — but they come up empty.
Did you know that all countries view dating relationships differently? Did you also know that the dating culture of Japan is VERY UNIQUE? It’s true. The relationship culture in Asian countries is very different than that of the West — and Japan is no different. This gap between your own culture and how Japanese women think and act in relationships is expansive. Believe me, these [Continued…]
Let me personally welcome you to the Understanding Japanese Women (UJW) Blog! My name is Jonathan Richards, and I will be your host, adviser, counselor, and general “guru” about Japan and Japanese women. All-throughout the UJW-Blog you can find posts about dating Japanese women, the relationship culture of Japan, Japanese language learning tips, and other tid-bits about life Japan. I’ll also be writing about other [Continued…]