Japan-aholic

A blog about culture and love in Japan


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The DOs and DON’Ts in Japan

 

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Right now, Japan is very beautiful covered with Autumn’s leaves. I might spam you guys with some landscape pictures for a while.

Every country has its special quirks and own etiquette. Some things that you might think are totally normal in your country and that you’ve never questioned before might turn out being completely abnormal or rude in another one. Continue reading

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10 Comments/Stereotypes I’m Tired Of Hearing (AMWF Relationship)

This is a touchy post. It took me a while before I decided to write about it, partly because, as a Caucasian woman dating an Asian man, it’s something I have to deal with almost everyday of my life and it makes me a bit sad/angry when I talk about it. I prefer writing about cool stuffs and happy moments, but this is also very important to me. Continue reading


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“What Is It Like to Date a Japanese Man?”

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


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Missing Your Significant Other In A Long Distance Relationship

It’s not a secret, everybody knows this: the hardest part of any LDR (Long Distance Relationship) is that you miss the person you love. Sometimes, it’s not too bad; you just keep on living and try not think about the long distance too much. Your day might be going well, but then suddenly you smell your significant other’s scent somewhere, or you see a couple that is similar to yours holding hands, and that’s it. Continue reading