Jun 24 2015

Mixed Dating in Japan

Category: Japanese GirlsIchiban @ 10:40 am

About the Author

Yuta Aoki is a Japanese author, blogger, and YouTuber. He writes about Japanese culture, multi-cultural communication, and dating.

He is a chronic traveler. He has been to more than thirty countries, from Eastern Europe all the way across to Southeast Asia. He enjoys talking to local people and listening to their stories. His desire to share the best of these stories inspired him to write There’s Something I Want to Tell You: True Stories of Mixed Dating in Japan. He dates internationally, although he s slightly worried that he might end up spending more time writing about dating than actually doing it.
He was born and raised in Japan.

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Nov 22 2013

Japan Personals

Category: Japanese GirlsIchiban @ 9:05 am

Does it Cost Money to Join?
Japanichiban Personals offers a FREE membership that allows access to much of the functionality on the site, including our popular Groups and Video Chat. There is also a Premium Membership tier that offers access to all features on the service.

Is English the Main Language?
English is used by most Members for their Profile and Messaging.

How Active Are The Women?
Over 80% log in daily. More importantly, they respond to your emails, smiles, chat requests. And they are fun to communicate with as Japanichiban Personals is not as “transactional” as the traditional dating sites.

What Features Are Popular?
Groups are very popular as they allow you to meet people who share your interests. It is an easy way to start a conversation. Video Chat also generates a lot of interest, especially from women who want to practice English. The Trip Notification is also growing in popularity.

What is Japanichiban Personals?
Japanichiban Personals is an upscale dating service that caters to successful international singles.

Our international member base includes over 5 million members from over 200 countries. Our members are well educated, successful men and women who share a passion for life and travel.

Helping you meet Attractive, Sincere, Successful Singles is what we do!

Who’s on Japanichiban Personals?
Internationally minded people who share common interests – culture, travel and romance.

Profile of Japanichiban Personals Members


They come to Japanichiban Personals to share, flirt, communicate, have fun, and to form meaningful relationships.

990,000+ Members Living in Japan

They have tried traditional dating sites and have been disappointed by the quality of the people they meet. They are tired of the bar scene. They can meet people – but finding people who share their broader set of interests is a challenge.

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Dec 31 2010

African Husband & Japanese Wife

Category: A + Japanese DatingIchiban @ 5:04 am

A brief summary: He came to Japan from Mali when he was 19-years-old. He started out working at a hip hop clothing store in Harajuku, but now that hes 37-year-olds and have a family to support, hes working for a construction company. He wakes up at 5AM and works all day from Monday to Saturday each week. He met his wife 13 years ago. When asked what she liked about her husband, the wife says she likes black men, citing their style and musical ability as good points. She even says that she sometimes wishes she had been black instead of Japanese. Her parents opposed their marriage, apparently due to a belief that foreigner equals criminal. It would seem that despite the husbands efforts to be friendly with her folks, the marriage is still frowned upon. Because of this their household exists in isolation of any extended family. Having 5 sons and 1 daughter along with a house loan to pay off forces them to live on a tight budget. Even with so many small children, the wife must work a part-time job. Everyone in the household helps in the preparation of dinner, which often includes imported meats considered permissible under Islam. The family also eats a variety of African-style dishes prepared by the husband, such as the catfish stew shown in the video. One of their children, Mohammed, is actually the son of the husbands brother, whom they adopted when the childs father died. Mohammed has only been in Japan one year, but he is quickly learning Japanese and trying his best to adapt to life outside of Mali. Mohammed spends each day at school being tutored in the Japanese language by a volunteer teacher. Hes also working hard at mathematics and karate, which he can do relatively well regardless of language difficulties. The report ends with a celebration of the 11th anniversary of their marriage. The husband gives his wife a present: wedding rings. Up until that point, they had been married without any rings.

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