Dating a man with a child dating and marriage in the 1920s
It is by far not impossible and I know quite a few girls who don’t only have a Japanese boyfriend, but are also married to a Japanese man, but it is still the BIG exception!
Some of us will go through a hard time here in Japan.
Most foreign men on the other hand, have no issues approaching a Japanese woman in English – or even in broken Japanese.
These are just a few theories by friends, co-workers and myself.
For foreign women it’s a completely different story.
I noticed that those kind of relationships seem to work out better if they live in his home country and not in Japan.You’ll start to feel completely unattractive and ignored at times.Of course, you get a lot of attention and there’s all this staring, but it’s not because anybody is flirting with you … It might be a different story in bigger cities such as Tokyo and Osaka with a more international community, but in smaller cities and in the countryside with more traditional ideals it can be very difficult for foreign women.Consequently they don’t see the need to study Japanese, because their wives will take care of it all.One big problem seems to be the fact that in Japan the man earns the money, but the woman takes care of it!
I’m sure you have your own and there’s much more behind all this, but that’s it for starters, I guess.