started MYNIPPON initially to provide a forum for all those people who sincerely
loved Japan (the website has since evolved into something much larger). People who loved
it despite its deficiencies unfair treatment of foreigners, widespread
discrimination (of anyone who is different, even if they were Japanese),
and isolationism. These are
the people who are determined to make things better not by
but by actively engaging the Japanese people towards making Japan a better
place. Of course, to this
group belong a large number of foreign men (there is a disproportionately
large number of foreign men who end up in Japan - mostly as English
teachers) scattered all over the world, who are simply fascinated by
Japanese women. They want
them as pen-pals, friends, or in many cases, as
We receive dozens of emails every week stating these things.
We receive stories of happy and sad stories of romance with
Japanese women. We get
suggestions on what works and what doesnt.
And above all, we are asked tons of questions every day that we try
have worked hard to present a more balanced picture of the Japanese man
and it seems that it is now working.
Japanese men are like most other Asian men with some unique traits
that are specific to Japan. Beyond
that, they are just normal men that you will find anywhere else in the
world too. And this
message that we tried to put forward is now working.
The number of women, who
can see beyond the first impression, is growing.
They want to know more about them now, learn techniques to charm
them, and many of them would even like to have them as lovers and
reasons are simple Japanese men are now opening up to foreign
While only Japanese women traveled overseas, learned English, and
sought non-Japanese lovers in the past, now Japanese men are getting into
the game. With men in smaller
towns and remote areas having a tough time finding brides, the
men are looking overseas former Soviet republics, China, Vietnam, The
Philippines, and even the West. It
is estimated that in Tokyo, 10% of the marriages involve a foreigner.
Nationally, there were as many as 40,000 international marriages in
2001 (approximately 5% of the total registered).
is a remarkable trend in a country where most estimates put the number of
foreigners at 1.5 to 2.0 million or 1% of the population (out of which
750,000 to 1.0 million are Koreans who have lived in Japan for generations
but do not hold Japanese passports they also do not marry the Japanese
in most cases).
of marriage data
it or not, but the data presents some startling results the number of
Japanese men marrying foreign women outnumber 3 to 1 the number of
Japanese women marrying foreign men.
Remember that this data is based on number of registered marriages
in Japan and no statistics could be found by us on the number of Japanese
people marrying outside Japan and not registering the marriage in Japan.
are a few more conclusions that can be drawn:
men are more likely to marry a foreign woman if they enter into a
relationship with her though there are instances of them avoiding
commitment if they are not inclined to marry, though stars like
Maki Osa are more open minded.
men are marrying in Japan either women that are already there or
through arranged marriages with women from other countries.
men will typically stay in Japan after marrying a non-Japanese woman.
women are more likely to marry foreign men while they are overseas and
then typically do not return to Japan.
women may be relatively more interested in dating foreign men but do
not necessarily wish to marry them.
wonder, we are starting to hear more frequently from women who want to
learn about them. So all
those women out there who want to marry a gentleman who will hand over all
his salary to you every month, will rarely eat at home, and pretty much
leave you alone, then go find a Japanese guy.
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