There are times that he needs to spend some extra hours if the boss is still around the office, which, according to him, is a part of paying respect to his higher-up.
One thing that challenges my patience the most is the drinking habit.
However, regardless of that, me and my Japanese boyfriend have been together for a long time now, so, I will share some of the things that I discovered with my personal experience in dating a Japanese.
Have you ever wondered what to expect when dating a Japanese guy?
Well, to start with, I am not Japanese nor grew up in Japan, so I totally had zero idea about their culture, characteristics and traits.
Refusing drinking invitation from the boss might affect his relationship with him so he can never say no as it may impact his career. Every culture deserves equal respect and acceptance even if it’s hard to understand it sometimes.
There will always be interesting things when it comes to cultural differences, throughout the course of a relationship, some are challenging, some are exciting, while others can be more difficult to deal with.
It is undeniable that many Japanese men find foreign women exotic or, in some way, physically alluring, while for foreign girls it may be considered ‘cool’ in some circles to have a Japanese boyfriend, but these shallow attractions may be short lived.
I mean, it is one thing to be desirable, but if you can’t discuss the finer points of Abenomics, how can you expect your date to take you seriously?My boyfriend works 12 hours a day which is basically half of the whole day, and with only one day off.That only means he loses the chance for leisure or vacation and it’s sad to think that most of the time he misses special family events.But some of the most successful inter-cultural relationships I have seen began with both parties only knowing a little of each others’ languages.A lack of language ability need not be an impediment to getting to know a Japanese guy.After all, no relationship is perfect and perfection is boring!