Japan punts itself as being a very “homogenous” country.
The vast majority (upwards of 90%, I’d say) hardly have the opportunity to interact with non-Japanese unless they travel overseas.
BONUS TIP - When introducing them to your parents, don't mention what their ethnic background is. Mention what they do for a living or what they are studying in school - the same things you would do for any other person. Show that you care about who they are and that will show you are serious about a relationship with them as a person.
But a Korean motto is quite the opposite; for example, a Korean woman will dress to a T with designer clothes, high-quality makeup and five-inch heels...if you compliment her on any of these stylish choices, her response will probably be something like, "Oh this? " It's considered rude to gloat on a compliment..truth be told, both men and women consider appearance to be high on their list of criteria when choosing a partner, because it's not just the person you spend weekends with, it's the person you're going to be I'm not going to pretend like Korean guys are going around holding doors for women and opening car doors, but couples are often seen together, the man holding the woman's purse and/or books, while also holding her hand. Maybe....but, probably it's more a case of plain old-fashioned chivalry. Apparently you can have your cake and eat it too...
I'm going to say something that's probably not going to be very popular, but in the United States, feminism killed chivalry. most Korean women have the same amount of education and advancement in the career world as their male counterparts, yet the man still has to hold her purse?
And how do you interact with a nation of shy people who always seem to have their head down and nose buried in a book/iphone game?
Fear not, scratch your head in bewilderment no longer – as myself, Grace (famous for her “My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy” story) and Martin of Asian Dating Monthly have put our heads together and distilled our combined two decades of Japanese dating experience to bring you these top tips, which will help you navigate the seas of romance in Japan.