Separated from South and North Korea by the Sea of Japan, and reaching northwards to the Russian island of Sakhalin, the largest Japanese islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, running north to south and south west.
Add a lack of a common tongue into the mix, and foreigner’s chance of wooing a girl’s affection can get a bit complicated.
As Japanese girls tend to live with their families well into their 20s, ensuring she doesn’t “offend” her parents may rate higher on her priority list than the cute gaijin sending her Line stickers.
Image is high in Japan; look around and you will hardly see a girl not dressed to the nines.
English Teaching, one of the most popular jobs for foreigners coming to Japan, nets a salary of 250,000 yen per month (or 25,314 USD salary per year pre-tax income).
It is estimated that perhaps a quarter of Japan’s inhabitants live in Tokyo, with only about 10% living in rural areas.