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Romance


Whether you want to uncover the most romantic spots in Tokyo for your date, understand the personality traits you’ll need for success, or grasp Japan’s unique love hotel culture (for if you get lucky), we’ve got you covered.

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26 Traits Japanese Girls Want in a Guy

What do Japanese girls look for in a guy? After a recent study, we now know the 26 traits (personality/physical appearance) that girls looks for. Let's go and discover the secrets to success, with a real life Japanese girl. Be sure to score out o...

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What Owning a Love Hotel in Japan is Like

Love hotels are big business in Japan, worth an estimated $40bn to the economy. For the first time ever we take a look behind the scenes of a love hotel and meet the charismatic owner who's built his world around the business....

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5 Best Places to Take a Date in Tokyo

Tokyo has some premium romantic views. Let's check them out....

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Japanese Nightlife Etiquette | Beginner's Guide

Japanese nightlife etiquette can be a bit intimidating when visiting Japan for the first time. We go over some useful tips for first time visitors....

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Inside a Japanese Love Hotel

Love Hotels are big business in Japan. Let's go and check them out....

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How to Date Japanese Girls | Secrets Revealed

How to date Japanese girls? The annoyingly frequent question. My friend Chiaki and I finally sat down to discuss the topic once and for all....

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LOVE Hotels in Japan: 5 You Should Know

Japanese Love Hotels are big business in Japan and the concept seems bizarre to many western folks. So let's check them out! ...

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26 traits Japanese women want in a guy...

What a girl wants, what a girl needs - Chris and Pete see if they stack up to the perfect Japanese man. (Spoiler: they don't) ...

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Japan's 40 year old virgins and a worrying population time-bomb

When a man and a woman love each other very much, they give one another a special hug......

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Japanese company turns sex into renewable energy

White day rolls around once again...in the hay, it seems. ...

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Is romance in Japan dead?

Pete and Chris are back with some special valentine's day questions! ...

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When romance goes wrong in Japan

Don't put things into other peoples meals, unless it's your finger, and then it's *well* funny....

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How to handle physical contact in Japan

More of your incisive queries answered, and is hugging allowed? Who doesn't love a hug? People we don't want to be friends with, that's who. #huggyboys...

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Adult toys and bathing suits!

No coolish, but plenty of waifu pillow chat - think the heat may have got to Chris and Pete......

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Natsuki and the Japanese love hotel!

Natsuki and the Japanese love hotel! Chris and Pete (and Natsuki) get all cozy as they take a look at Japanese love hotel culture. Warning: involves creepy crawlies and credit card woe. We learn a few more words in Japanese, and we find out what h...

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Valentines Day!

In the inaugural Abroad In Japan podcast, Chris Broad and his less-than trusty sidekick Pete Donaldson do their best to answer some truly important questions. Questions like...'what's Valentines day like in Japan?' 'Are wood-based sky...