Instead I asked friends and fellow bloggers, who have had Japanese boyfriends or are even married to a Japanese man, to share their personal experience with us.It was an interesting journey and I want to thank all of the participants for taking the time to tell us about their own unique story.Their natural attraction for each other is apparent in fervid, playful displays that have a can’t-keep-your-hands-off-each-other, almost giddy appeal.Cuddling in bed, they eventually get hot and heavy, kissing passionately.” “Even if you are shy, if you like someone you should be proactive about it.There is a good chance that he will like you too, and just not have imagined that you could possibly be interested in him.
Although I’ve been in Japan for 6 years now, I totally lack that kind of experience.
“I moved to Japan when I was 18 and have been dating Asian guys ever since. I often hear girls who long for Asian boyfriends say that Western guys are dogs, and I can confidently say that Asian men are no different.
Just like with any place you go, you have your good guys and your bad guys.” “During my first couple of years here, I encountered a lot of guys whose interest in me came purely from the fact that I was foreign.
In my case, for instance, men are quick to bring up the topic of bikinis and love hotels the minute I mention I’m Latina. For a long while, after the loss of someone I planned on spending my entire life with, I gave in to that stereotype and was unable to get involved in a serious relationship.” “Now, I’m in a happy relationship with an older man who doesn’t speak a lick of English or Spanish, which is my main language. For one, I’m very passionate in my way of moving and speaking, and I sometimes forget to respect personal space. This applied more in Japan than when we were in England, although now he seems completely okay with it.
In general, Japanese men are likely to be embarrassed about showing affection in public – even things like putting an arm around someone’s shoulders, or hugging, never mind kissing.
Also, a general lack of e-mailing, phone calls etc. Although I don’t think that this just applies to Japanese men!