The long-term sluggishness of Japan's economy has made cheap dates, emphasizing fun and togetherness over glamor and extravagance, quite common, even popular.
Steer clear of public displays of affection, especially on the first date.
Choose the standard dinner-and-a-movie date, and you won't go wrong.
Only a small group of women in Japan have decided to date foreigners..this can go from a casual encounter to a semi-serious relationship.
The thing is that the expat community in Japan is very transient: Many foreigners leave Japan regularly.
Marriage in Japan is a legal and social institution at the center of the household.