Rule (women): Depending on his Job, he will put it ahead of you and you will see very little of him. However, if his job is at a convenience store then you shouldn’t have this problem, but you should be aware of it, as it is part of their culture.
Therefore, for all foreigners, men and women, who seek to find love (and by that we don’t mean one night stands, as you don’t need vocular skills in order to pull off that achievement) you will either have to learn Japanese or you’ll have to find a partner who is capable of speaking good English, and those are few and far between. You can also search for ‘language exchange’ or ‘conversation exchange’ to find groups of foreigners and Japanese who meet together to chat and work on their language skills. Now you’ve not only selected out people who probably speak some level of English, but people who also are interested in foreigners!
Pat yourself on the back for killing two birds with one stone.
You would say something like: “I like you, and I think you’re lovely” Rule (women): Don’t be touchy feely with him, as he’ll think you’re a whore and just after his trouser snake. While Japan only has around 10,000 people infected with HIV (which is low), their lifestyle choices and behavior are rather reckless as the believe only foreigners have HIV, they themselves will not get tested and will not use condoms.
The same rules still apply in Japan, the men must make the first move, and the women must first give him the ‘sign’ that she is interested. Give your partner several dates in order to start developing & showing feelings for you. Therefore, be safe and get a free HIV test done at a clinic.
So be aware of this early on and know very your partners temperament well before you even think about getting married.
They also have a terrible time admitting their feelings or communicating their emotions, as this is against their cultural mores.
In order to save you from heart-break the tone of this article is rather aggressive.
“Although we can’t communicate, we love each other and that’s what’s important” If this is what you’re thinking then you are either a) completely blinded by love and are unable to see reality or b) have an IQ level of 30 and are in legally an imbecile.
Warning: Japanese women are notorious for lying, concealing their real feelings and tolerating relationships which they are not happy to be in, which then leads to cheating (this is also true of Japanese men).