Also, it doesn’t say “Japanese men” it just says “men” but I personally think it really only applies to Japanese men. If this info is accurate it is still only the average J-guy, not every J-guy. These articles are aimed at helping girls understand what J-guys want so they can get one. I don’t personally think I think similar to the *stereotypical* American man if there is such a thing but there is what the supposed stereotypical western guy thinks.This article though is of course written for Japanese woman about Japanese men and so it supposedly represents the stereotype of J-Men and it’s interesting to notice the differences between that stereotype, myself and the supposed normal western guy. , my comments are in italic The article is split into several parts.
Dating often involves a lot of hidden rules and non-verbal cues.
It’s not just conversation that makes this a turn off either. Very few couples are interracial, and of those that progress to marriage, the overwhelming majority are actually between a Japanese man and a foreign women (source).
If a foreigner guy’s language doesn’t progress with the relationship, he’ll have to rely on her progressively for understanding all sorts of issues: visas, taxes, healthcare, education, your haircut, ordering your food, her holding his hand to cross the street… Of Japanese women who get married, 1.3% marry a foreigner (source).
This isn’t to suggest that parental disapproval is the norm (although there are some horror stories), nor is it to say racism is rampant, but sometimes there are some old fashioned attitudes in regards to relationships.
Add a lack of a common tongue into the mix, and foreigner’s chance of wooing a girl’s affection can get a bit complicated.