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Japanese guys way more enthusiastic about moving in with girlfriends than vice-versa, survey says

Living together before marriage is becoming more common in Japan, but this poll suggests there’s still a big gap between how men and women feel about it.

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Japanese Twitter user’s sad memory of when school literally refused to look at bullying problem

Pain of heartbreakingly clueless ethics lesson continues years later.

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Window in life when Japanese people can act like individuals is depressingly short, tweet asserts

Appreciate it while it lasts, because it won’t last long, say those who agree.

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Think kids spend too much time on smartphones? Clever Japanese tweet will make you think again

Infographic argues that today’s youth really isn’t so different from the pre-smartphone generation.

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Japan’s train conductors would like to remind everyone not to attack them

Apparently people in Japan are finding it harder and harder not to assault their friendly neighborhood train station staff as incidents of assault are on the rise.

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What’s the point? Young Japanese professionals list five business manners they find unnecessary

With rules regarding everything from tea to elevators, some new employees think it’s all too much.

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What do Japanese people think of Black- and Asian-Americans?【Video】

 Interviews on the street in Japan get some very interesting results.

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Increasing number of Japanese ditching traditional attitudes about weddings and funerals

Less income means less desire and less money to spend on major life events.

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New interview series with China’s unmarried women shows, shrinks attitude gap between generations

Follow-up interviews to the dramatic Marriage Market Takeover documentary shed light on the beliefs of China’s “Leftover Women” and their parents’ eroding difficulties in accepting them

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Four misinformed fantasies men have about Japanese women, according to university students

Wait, you mean some women can’t cook?

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Japanese schoolgirl says education is pointless, gets schooled in debate on Twitter

Internet users offer counterpoints that suggest disgruntled high school student may, in fact, not know everything.

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Nearly one in four Japanese adults admits to crying in the office bathroom in new survey

Heading to the office in Japan? Don’t forget your bento boxed lunch…and your tissues.

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YouTuber conducts social experiment to test Japanese people’s legendary honesty 【Video】

How many Japanese passerby return the lost wallet to its owner?

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Here’s why you should never take “almost no overtime” at face value when job hunting in Japan

Unless your definition of “almost none” is “enough to get a side job.” Then go right ahead.

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Japanese men rank the top 10 complaints they hope to never hear from their wives

Is it worse to be called lazy or smelly?

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Elderly woman’s suicide highlights mounting problems for Japan’s seniors

Just before her 100th birthday, one woman in Hyogo Prefecture sadly decides to blow out the candles for good.
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Survey suggests that almost 40 percent of Japanese men are reluctant to eat alone in public

Apparently, some Japanese men really don’t like to eat alone in public. But are they simply too shy, or is there something else going on?

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Singaporeans are getting creative when it comes to combating the low fertility rate

With one of the lowest birth rates in the world, activists in Singapore are using clever advertising campaigns and humor to try to trigger a baby boom.

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Seven reasons why 80 percent of young South Koreans don’t want to live in their own country

South Korea is a popular travel destination adored by many, but a recent survey suggests that almost 80 percent of its citizens want out. Why?

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Five Japanese misconceptions about foreign male/Japanese female couples

Japanese blogger and internationalist Madame Riri explores five prejudices and misconceptions foreign male-Japanese female couples experience in Japan.

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