For a single Japanese girl like myself, nothing is better than a trip overseas. Those unreal moments in an unknown land that provide an escape from the daily grind or, better yet, those romantic encounters with local men!
I mean, foreign guys are just so kind and gentlemanlike, yet so passionate and sexy!
Okay, but wait. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. There are obviously some foreign guys in the mix who are just looking to pick up a girl for an easy lay. And there are many of my fellow Japanese girls who have been fooled by good looks and a smooth tongue only to regret it later.
So what exactly do these foreign guys think of us?
I recently spoke with a male Japanese backpacker who, in his travels around the world, has infiltrated the ranks of foreign pick-up artists and had them divulge their true feelings about macking on Japanese girls.
What he revealed may (or may not) be common knowledge to our readers abroad, but it came as a shock to me: “I’m sorry to say it, but most foreign pick-up artists see Japanese girls as easy targets.”
My friend then continued by giving me a few examples, starting with a young motorcycle taxi driver in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, who said the following:
“I had a female Japanese customer by chance and we hit it off. I showed her around the city, didn’t rip her off, and just treated her nicely. We were sleeping together within the same day. I was probably just lucky, but I was still surprised that I could get that far just by treating a girl kindly. We still exchange letters but my wife doesn’t know, of course.”
The next testimony was from a hostel staff member in Kathmandu, Nepal, who claims: “picking up girls is the reason I do this job.”
His thoughts regarding Japanese girls?
“They’re sweet. Some of them have their guard up, but if you just act friendly, kind and make an effort to have a conversation, most of them will cave in. What I want to ask is why don’t Japanese guys speak up and get in the game? Why are they so passive?”
My friend tells me he heard similar stories in India, Sri Lanka and various other countries, but the most shattering blow was delivered by the words of a Turkish guy he met in Istanbul.
This particular young man is said to be drop-dead gorgeous, like the kind of guy you would see on TV. He admitted that he was even once addicted to picking up Japanese girls and used those looks to his advantage:
“I was studying Japanese, so I tried calling out to every Japanese girl I saw. ‘Do you want to have tea?’ ‘Why don’t you come to my store?’ and so forth. Nearly 100% of the time they would take the bait and those that did would always fall. Within the same day. One time, within 2 hours of meeting. Another time, a pair of 2 friends. It was too easy.”
My Japanese backpacker friend added: “This guy could get any girl. He was just that good-looking. Even I’d probably sleep with him if he made a move on me.”
Still, even this Byzantine beauty eventually tired of the game.
“I would do it every day. If I was on my game, I would sometime be with 3 different girls in the same day. And I would target anyone, regardless of what they looked like. But after about 100 times, I gradually started to understand the differences in Japanese girls’ faces. I became able to tell who was ugly and, now that I think about it, I was really only sleeping with ugly girls. Then I realized that all the cute Japanese girls are rarely ever walking around without a guy at their side. That’s when I gave up and I haven’t done it since.”
My fellow Japanese ladies: not all foreign guys that strike up a conversation with us are looking for a one-night stand. Still, when you think something might be up, remember what you read here! Don’t let them underestimate you! Even if you’re just looking for some fun yourself, have some pride and put up a fight!
Original Article: Chinami Choushu
▼Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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