Among Japanese teenagers the most basic way of starting to date someone is by giving them a “kokuhaku” or love confession.
This sounds a bit creepy but it’s not so much telling someone you love them but rather the Japanese way of letting them know you like them and asking them out.
Experts say one of the reasons for such incidents is a lack of anti-discrimination laws in the country. Moon, Chair of Korea Studies at the Washington-based Brookings Institution, adding that this has led to crimes going unpunished.
Discriminatory behaviors often don't draw any legal consequences, says Dr. Moreover, she noted, public awareness on discrimination in the country is mostly absent.
() Amnesty International has found that migrant farm workers in South Korea are being exploited.
Markets were also up on news the US and China are in trade talks.
Rights activists have condemned a recent visit to North Korea by the Olympic Committee president as a sign that the international community is willing to overlook human rights abuses for the sake of dialogue.
Unlike Japan, California is a true melting pot of cultures but since I had so little dating experience back home, I was nervous about getting into the dating scene in America.
Mostly because I had no idea how the American dating culture worked.
This view is shared by John Skrentny, Professor of Sociology at the University of California in San Diego.