In Japanese, the practice is known as It may, in fact, be more endemic to how people are expected to manage their work-life balance.Unlike countries that offer more generous parental leave, Japan only offers 14 weeks of maternity leave at 60% pay.Two of my single western guy friends suggested online dating – as long as I wasn’t looking for anything serious.
I did find Japanese guys very attractive, but they would never approach me, being notoriously shy around foreign women.
Fathers don't get any paid time off, but many men work upward of 80-hour weeks.
When I moved to Japan about five years ago, I quickly realized that finding love in this country was not going to be an easy task.
I discovered hand holding and dark karaoke boxes did wonders with shy Japanese guys, giving them all the signals needed to take things further, i.e.
taking you on a casual stroll through Dogenzaka, also known as Love Hotel Hill in Shibuya.