Source: com Miscommunication can happen for a variety of reasons – language, cultural norms, dating practices in both countries, etc.

We have dated both in Japan/United States and long distance.

We also have many friends who are married and are not of the same nationality (one is Japanese; the other is another nationality). The marriage ratio and representative countries of citizens married to Japanese nationals can be seen from statistics stated by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan.

Although these are just a few options, they can provide you time to talk and learn more about each other. The best way to make a good impression is to watch what the person tends to like.

If you have a chance to visit where the person lives, you can look around and see the things the person likes or their hobbies. Accessories for their phone, handbag or things they can use for their work or school.

The choice of spoken language is an important point when dealing with two people who do not share the same native language.

It’s something to discuss with your significant other and depends on the level of your Japanese vs. Understanding that both of you will not be completely fluent in the common language is essential.

Dating a person from another culture can be both amazing and challenging.

If you have lived in Japan awhile, you might have the chance to meet that “special” person.

My friends and I who have dated or married Japanese nationals have found that our Japanese partners (both male and female) tend to show more open affection in locations outside of Japan.

However, once they arrive at the airport in Japan, they change to be more reserved and show all the Japanese cultural mannerisms they learned growing up.

That person may be very “loving” in his or her words and actions.