Instead I asked friends and fellow bloggers, who have had Japanese boyfriends or are even married to a Japanese man, to share their personal experience with us.It was an interesting journey and I want to thank all of the participants for taking the time to tell us about their own unique story.We’ve all witnessed it- a woman who could play the female lead in the next movie, walking down the street with a guy who, if we searched for him in the same movie’s end credits, would more likely appear as something along the lines of “man in post office # 3”. And when Johnny Average gets to date Princess Zelda (I’m a nerd, remember? After a little bit of poking around, I came upon an incredibly interesting article on Madame Riri, a Japanese-run website that analyses all-things-Japan from an outside perspective, titled “7 Reasons Why Foreign Men in Japan are Such a Hit with the Ladies”.Were the same couple to be seen out and about in the guy’s home town, pretty much everyone would be looking from her to him, then back to her again and whispering to their friends “Wow, that guy’s punching above his weight….” Shallow? Allow me to present, dear reader, from the depths of the internet, seven reasons why foreign men in Japan get so many girls…: 1.For Americans, where the gender gap is 2-to-1 for long-term residence, the marriage gap is more than 5-to-1 in favor of men (1,088 to 201 marriages in 2014, and 1,127 to 199 in 2015).
These are the types of guys I feel we foreign girls encounter most. ” I think that’s generally a big problem – not only when trying to find an “honest” relationship, but also true friends.
We'll bet a dinner and beer that the first case will far outnumber the second. However, let's take a closer look the difference for a moment.
For example, let's consider the United Kingdom: In Japan, there are over 11,000 male British long-term residents and nearly 4,000 female residents, most in the 20 to 60 age group.
While that's nearly 3-to-1 in favor of men, marriages among residents show an even larger gap.
If we look at the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's figures for 20 (the most recent available), there were 236 cases where a British man married a Japanese woman in 2014, and 235 in 2015.