One of the first things my boyfriend Hitomi wanted to see when he visited my hometown in Canada was a real church.
Wait, a real church?
Yes. Because, ladies and gentlemen, the churches are (mostly) fake in Japan. Continue reading
As weird as it sounds, I actually get the question “What is it like to date a Japanese/Asian man?” quite a lot. And I don’t really understand why.
I am a Canadian woman; my boyfriend Hitomi is a Japanese man. I was born in Quebec, which is a French province in Canada; he was born in the countryside of Chiba (Tokyo), where he speaks — obviously — Japanese. I am Caucasian and he is Asian, so by definition, that makes us an AMWF (Asian Male White Female) couple.
He is the first Asian man I ever dated, and I am the first foreigner (non-Japanese person) he has ever dated. Continue reading