While some Japanese girls will be impressed if you attempt it the Japanese way (“anata no koto ga suki desu”), others will be even more happy to hear it the Western way.In fact, hearing the exotic “I love you” confession is like a dream come true for many Japanese girls.Through personal experience, I will aim to provide you with a comprehensive guide to prepare you for a romantic cross-cultural adventure.As I will be speaking from personal experience, it is important to keep in mind that each girl is different, therefore my advice may not be accurate in every scenario.The marriage rate has plunged by 50 percent over the last 40 years, from 10.1 per thousand in 1975 to 5.1 per thousand in 2014, according to a Health Ministry survey.Young people brought up in the digital era find face-to-face encounters daunting in ultra-polite Japan, while long work hours add still another hurdle. At least, that's what one Japanese dating service is trying to prove - by requiring participants in speed dating sessions to wear white surgical masks."In order to achieve marriage, it is important to provide chances to know a partner's personality and values in the early stages," said Kei Matsumura, head of Tokyo dating service Def Anniversary.
Nowadays, however, an increasing number of young people seem to be comfortable looking for a partner online. Since you have reached our humble blog, I bet most of you guys out there have wanted to date a Japanese princess at least once in your lifetime.But what problems you are likely to face along the way?"We chose surgical masks as an essential tool for that." White surgical masks covering most of the face are common sights in Japan, where people don them to avoid catching diseases, keep out pollen and, sometimes, just to keep their faces warm.Some women also opt for a mask on days when they haven't worn makeup.