The things Japanese girlfriends should never do
A survey posted by Otome Suguren, a blog about love and relationships in Japan, revealed the top ten things that Japanese boyfriends wish their girlfriends would stop doing. The top three could apply to boyfriends anywhere: 1. "Accusing me of cheating when I'm not;" 2. "Talking too much about former boyfriends;" and 3. "Unpredictable mood swings."
But a few certainly seem unique, or at least evocative, of gender relations in the Land of the Rising Sun. Take number six, for example: "Glancing at her cell phone while we're on a date." It's hard to imagine this NOT happening in a city as plugged-in as Tokyo. And number eight: "Demanding I find the same things 'kawaii' (cute) as she does." It may not be uniquely Japanese, but it sure seems like a natural fit in the nation that gave birth to Hello Kitty.