What’s White Day? 7 Unique Cultures in Japan!

What's White Day? 7 Unique Cultures in Japan!

You might know that we have a lot of unique holidays in Japan. But have you ever heard about one of the special days called White Day? It is held on March 14th every year and we, Japanese people often spend the day with boyfriend/girlfriend. Here, I would like to explain the story about White Day![Continue Reading…]

10 Useful Nihongo to Give Good Impressions to Japanese Guys!

10 Useful Nihongo to Give A Good Impression to Japanese Guys!

Everyone wants to give a good impression especially to someone special. According to some surveys, majority of Japanese guys are fascinated by women’s amiable and polite phrases and reactions. Are you interested in someone now? Then, check this article. As a native Japanese speaker, here I’ll show you some useful Nihongo to give a good impression to Japanese men. Let’s win their hearts with these Nihongo and your smile![Continue Reading…]

6 Reasons Why Japanese Guys Don’t Often Say I Love You

6 Reasons Why Japanese Guys Don’t Often Say I Love You

Dating people from another country can be exciting and difficult at the same time. When two people who come from different cultures start dating, it is sometimes very difficult to communicate. Foreign women dating Japanese guys often complain that Japanese guys rarely say “I love you.” In this article, I will explain you some of the reasons why Japanese men don’t say “I love you” from the perspective of a Japanese girl who has been dating some Japanese men.[Continue Reading…]

8 Manly Expressions to Say I Love You in Japanese!

8 Manly Expressions to Say I Love You in Japanese!

There is a cute story about when men say “I love you” in each country. Americans say it 20 times a day, French say it when they don’t love the woman, and for our humble Japanese gentlemen, they only say “I love you” the minute before they die. This of course is a joke but it shows how shy Japanese men are. But there are times when Japanese men want to express their affection to the woman they love. Let’s look at some phrases to say “I love you” in Japanese.[Continue Reading…]

6 Facts Why Japanese Guys Like Girls Who Cook Nikujaga Well

6 Facts Why Japanese Guys Like Girls Who Cook Nikujaga Well

Sushi is great, tempura is wonderful, but it is the dish that is served at home that grabs the heart of Japanese. One of those dishes is definitely “nikujaga.” It is a very simple food made from sliced “niku” (meat) and “jagaimo” (potatoes) seasoned with soy sauce, sake and sugar (the easy-to-make recipe is at the end). For many Japanese, this is “ofukuro-no-aji” meaning “mama’s flavor” and is taught usually at home from moms to daughters. As quotes say, “The way to a man’s heart is from his stomach,” we Japanese are no exception. Japanese guys tend to fall for girls who cook “nikujaga” well. I have made a little analysis why guys fall so easily with this taste.[Continue Reading…]