How is dating different in Japan?
But most Americans go on a date in pairs rather than groups. In Japan, group dating — or goukon — commonly happens first. Its a way to gauge mutual interest and suitability, as well as mix with a potential partners friends. You might think that this sounds low-pressure compared with American dating customs.
Why do Japanese not cut their hair?
Is it a big deal to change your hair style in Japan? The hair chopping was greatly symbolic: that top-knot was originally there to support a helmet, but eventually it became a status symbol, and cutting it off signaled the end of that era of their life. After that, they would no longer enjoy a higher social status.