They tend to think foreign women are not interested in them and consider the language gap to be a barrier.This is where your knowledge of Japanese should kick in.Anime, J-music, J-fashion, the kawaii cult, and the Land of the Rising Sun--more and more women around the world have an ever-growing interest in Japan.The fascination towards Japanese men comes naturally--either from that cute bishōnen in the latest dorama, a popular singer, or even a manga character.I've met all kinds of mixed-race couples where the girls looked nothing like that--they had beautiful curves, all kinds of skin colors, and were not shy at all. If you see that he’s obviously interested in you but still does not even come close to the idea of asking you on a date, try doing it yourself.So, even if you’re nowhere near Nadeshiko Yamato in terms of looks, go for that good ol’ “be yourself” cliché with your Japanese man. If you’re not brave enough, try asking him to accompany you on a night out with friends/colleagues, to karaoke for example. Everyone in Japan loves it--you see each other in the silliest of situations, get a good laugh together, and the risk of awkward silence and tension is reduced to a minimum. A Japanese man will generally offer to pay for your meal as well.
Outside of the academic environment, adjust your discussion topics to the situation and be mindful of the man’s reactions.However, when it comes to actually dating one, foreign girls often stumble upon cultural differences between them and the man of their dreams.It is perfectly normal and nothing to be anxious about; these differences might actually strengthen your relationship.A member of the G8, APEC, and many others, the "Land of the Rising Sun" has undergone periods of openness and isolation throughout its history, so Japanese culture is, if anything, unique but certainly in alignment with Western policy now.The primary language is Japanese and the two main religions are Buddhism and Shinto.