This involves people trying to read each other’s feelings (Larkin, 2005).
Japanese society pressures people to be respectful and considerate of others, even at the expense of your own needs (Larkin, 2005).
This is why PDA (public displays of affection) are taboo.
However, language and culture are significant barriers that cannot be underestimated.
It is important to understand why marriage is on the decline because it reflects on the difficulties people everywhere have.
Men are encouraged by the corporate world to be subtle, tactful, and highly considerate of the well being of others. This is one of the differences to consider with Japanese dating rituals. The approval of friends when dating is often important (Back to Japan, 2011). They are only feeling each other out – rather than feeling each other the next step for people who are into each other. However, in Japan, this is the initiating confession for dating. A Comparative Study of Marital Dissolution in East Asian Societies: Gender Attitudes and Social Expectations towards Marriage in Taiwan, Korea and Japan.