Japanese girls have been marrying foreigners since the s, and yes, it is still trendy. Moreover, they show great geographic diversity in choosing foreign boyfriends and husbands. It is clear that these girls are not as conservative as many people think, in the sense that they will marry a foreigner if they fall in love and move to his country, if necessary. But does looking for Japanese mail order brides in make any sense? What are these girls like? Let us find out.
Earlier this month, we brought you an article about foreign men sounding off on the difficulties of having a Japanese wife. Continuing the international marriage theme in a more unfortunate direction, we now bring you the voices of some foreign men who have gone through the experience of divorcing Japanese women. You might be surprised to learn that the main catalyst for divorce in each of their scenarios was rarely related directly to cultural differences. Instead, it seems that a combination of other factors played the decisive role. Japanese blogger Madame Riri recently posted an article exploring this issue by sharing the stories of men who were asked to described the reasons they divorced their Japanese wives.
Such cross-cultural marriages may have been pioneering in the late s, but these days they are overwhelmingly commonplace. A couple of years ago, when I was promoting a book on Yukio Mishima, I was interviewed in London by a Japanese journalist who suddenly asked me whether I too had a Japanese wife. When I told him that my significant other was Australian, he laughed at my eccentricity and remarked that in his experience, 90 percent of Western male scholars of Japan, when they had a wife, tended to have a Japanese one. Indeed, the overwhelming attraction of Western men to Japanese women has over the past 50 years been much commented on.
Japanese girls are characterized by common Asiatic features like straight black hair, beautiful almond-shaped eyes, and dark pupils. They have beautiful white skin, and their youthfulness continues to puzzle me till this day. Japenese girls are not the busty, curvy kind of women you will find in Western and European countries.