|Faces of Japanese Couples
So you're thinking "Couples? Japanese couples? Only happens on the golf course."
Well, you're half right. You won't see too many older couples holding hands or cuddling or okay, even sitting at the same table. The men stay with the men, the women stay with the women, and every one's happier that way.
But the younger generation is a different story. Public affection is not completely a taboo anymore, especially in the larger cities.
After all, these are not your fathers' Japanese.
Yes, the days of Japanese couples dressing in matching Hawaiian shirts seem to be, happily, behind us.
This is the 90's, and today's' couple takes their cues from wholesome
romance films like "Pretty Woman", "Basic Instinct", and
On such brilliance are great marriages created.
Such thoughts are not necessarily unusual.
And where another friend once said to me, "I can't talk to women. I'd like to, but I can't. They are just objects, like a car or a computer. I eat their food. I have sex with them. Then hopefully they will go talk to their friends. I can't help it. This is the way I was raised."
There's more that I don't understand.
And it's considered rather rude to say anything nice about
your spouse. Which leads to comments like, "My wife is rather fat and
not a very good cook".
And there's another thing I don't understand.
I guess that's why they take separate vacations.....