What is dating culture like in Japan?
In Japan, group dating — or goukon — commonly happens first. Its a way to gauge mutual interest and suitability, as well as mix with a potential partners friends. You might think that this sounds low-pressure compared with American dating customs. But theres still plenty to stress about.
What does long hair mean in Japanese culture?
Since most people with long hair in Japan are women, the cutting of hair has taken on an additional meaning. In the Heian period (794 to 1185), ludicrously long, thick hair was particularly prized, and courtesans of the day grew it out so long it would drag on the ground.