Dating japanese guy
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.
Way back when we were still in the Philippines I would usually hold his hand or cling around his arm but one day when we were already in Japan I accidentally reached his hand to hold and all of a sudden he got annoyed and reminded me that it is not nice to do it in public in Japan. There’s nothing wrong about working hard but everything is only good in moderation.
Japanese men will generally not approach you first, unless they’re dead drunk or gaijin hunters, which isn’t a desirable situation.
Aside from being generally shy around girls, foreign ones make them even more anxious.
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.