I would love more input from the experiences of others.
I would especially love to hear back from my Japanese friends with their thoughts and perspectives on the topic. Any more I can learn will only serve myself and others better. Japan, and as I understand it most of Asia, has a very different dating culture than that of the West.
I’ve included my thoughts as a Westerner on Japanese dating culture for that reason.
However, from an anthropological perspective, certain cultures tend to practice same rituals due to the culture transmission throughout the years, and even though an individual may have his/her particular characteristics, a community in many cases is fostered and developed to shape a shared mindset that may not always function exactly the same way but definitely in parallel.
And at the same time there’s only a very tiny number of foreign (read: non-Asian) women with Japanese men next to them. Maybe that’s a secret we’ll never quite get, but there are many theories!
A lot of Japanese women want a guy that tells them several times a day how much he loves them.
Nonetheless, Japan’s current citizens’ mindset has shaped to cope with the latest changes and here is what to expect when dating a Japanese woman: characteristics Spontaneity is definitely a feature that couples love in a relationship, however, with Japanese women in particular, you have to plan most hangouts in advance due to their busy schedules with planned hours of part-time jobs or hangouts with other friends or family.
They usually have a little calendar in their purse where all their plans for a month or more are planned in advance.