volunteer activities, co-op, community services, recycle activities, study circles, and many others.The traditional Japanese value of “ryo-sai ken-bo” (“good wife, good mother”) is changing.If invited to a meal, it is likely that it will be at a restaurant rather than at someone’s home.
It is quite common for two colleagues who have been working together for a lifetime not to have ever met the other’s family.
While dating is common, the underlying assumption between two Japanese is that marriage is the eventual objective.
Therefore, foreign visitors must be sure to make their intentions clear to avoid any misunderstanding.
Do not be surprised to hear the terms “girlfriend” or “boyfriend” used frequently in casual conversation, since they usually simply refer to female and male friends One of the pleasures of living and traveling in Japan is the absence of the custom of tipping in everyday life.
In staying at hotels, taking taxis, dining out, having groceries delivered, ordering “de-mae” (telephone orders for noodles, sushi, etc.