Valentine’s Day – Japanese Style

While my counterparts will be spending well over $100 and deciding between candy, an evening out with their significant other, flowers, jewelry and gift cards (gift cards???? – even I know that is a sure to pour cold ice on a romantic evening – “here honey, a gift card just for you because I love you so much” – if you’re a man and you were considering the gift card, time to step back and think again). Anyway, it doesn’t matter because I don’t have to do any of it!

Valentine's Day Chocolate Display in Japan

I have no doubt that whoever brought St. Valentine’s Day to Japan must have been a man. There’s no way it could be any other way – the Japanese Valentine’s Da


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4 Responses to Valentine’s Day – Japanese Style

  1. Nick says:

    Thanks for finally explaining this custom. I’d seen too much anime where only the women gave gifts on Valentine’s Day, and I was starting to think all Japanese men were jerks.

    I think I’ll talk to my wife about starting to follow Japanese tradition in this matter. Of course, I already have V-Day gifts ready, so it’ll probably be next year before we could actually start… though I suspect she’ll want to observe White Day starting this year.

  2. ~Dawn says:

    That was fun to read. Thanks

  3. Kyle says:

    Interesting entry. I thought about writing about the Japanese Valentine’s Day custom as well, but decided to rant about Vday instead :)

    My friends in Japan say that a Japanese man introduced Valentine’s Day in Japan after being in America.

  4. Mr. Meager says:

    America has March 14th designated as Steak and BJ day. Only if more women would honor this day, then American men have made out.

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