Bowing is another way that Japanese express politeness in social interactions.The intricacies of bowing are quite complex, and although as a foreign visitor you won’t be expected to perform this custom perfectly, some familiarity with the custom of bowing in Japan will go a long way toward smoothing your own interactions with your Japanese counterparts. You’ll notice that everyone from school children to elevator girls wears uniforms in Japan.If you confess and she/he says yes, you two could be considered a couple.In America, it really depends on the person but I have never experienced this type of initiation.This isn’t a problem for Japanese men who usually will arrange a date at a very cheap cafe and still expect me to pay my share!
Likewise, it is bad Japanese manners to pour your own drink.
I find that dating is more casual and at times it’s hard to understand if we are dating or just hanging out.
Something fellow GP writer, Grace Buchele Mineta mentioned in her podcast interview.
In this article, I want to talk about a few major differences I saw between Japanese and American dating cultures.
Among Japanese teenagers the most basic way of starting to date someone is by giving them a “kokuhaku” or love confession.
Another thing that I noticed was that American men tend to pay for dates but Japanese men usually don’t.