Also, it doesn’t say “Japanese men” it just says “men” but I personally think it really only applies to Japanese men. If this info is accurate it is still only the average J-guy, not every J-guy. These articles are aimed at helping girls understand what J-guys want so they can get one. I don’t personally think I think similar to the *stereotypical* American man if there is such a thing but there is what the supposed stereotypical western guy thinks.
This article though is of course written for Japanese woman about Japanese men and so it supposedly represents the stereotype of J-Men and it’s interesting to notice the differences between that stereotype, myself and the supposed normal western guy. , my comments are in italic The article is split into several parts.
Wandering around Tokyo it’s not at all unusual to see foreign men with Japanese girlfriends, but it’s much rarer to see foreign women with Japanese men.
Some people think that foreign girls simply aren’t into Japanese guys, but when Japanese site Madame Riri checked out some English-language websites and forums, they found that there were plenty of girls out there who were interested in Japanese men, they just didn’t know how to go about bagging one. Beautiful skin Japanese guys will immediately notice the quality of your skin.
On the forums of a Japanese culture site aimed at foreigners there were plenty of threads with titles such as “Are Japanese guys not interested in white girls? ” These girls were all wanting to discuss how to make themselves appealing to Japanese men, and thankfully they were treated to a handful of great tips for how to do just that from one especially worldly-wise love expert. Clear, white skin is the essence of beauty in Japan; if you’ve ever been to a beauty counter in Japan you’ll have seen the amount of potions and lotions promising whiter, brighter skin. According to one girl’s analysis, white skin is associated with purity, innocence and youth. Here’s just a few adjectives that Madame Riri takes careful note of: “gracious, respectful, modest, slightly demure, innocent, friendly, approachable, sensitive.” Apparently the most important attribute, however, is shyness.
Every few months I see an ad on the train for some article, generally in An-An, that sounds crazy enough to make me want to read it and work on my Japanese.
The latest was called “男ゴコロのツボを検証” or something like “Inspecting Men’s Hearts” It’s an article aimed women about what men like, want, etc.
First I gotta make some disclaimers, this is An-An which is probably very much like Cosmopolitian, I’m not sure how much you can really trust them.On the otherhand most of the stuff I read fits with my experience watching my Japanese co-workers.Of course why their bestfriend is not their boyfriend/girlfriend is another question I gave her a key and the next day she had cleaned my apartment and made me dinner.(25 yr old manager) In both Japan and Korea it’s a common expression of affection for the woman to clean up the guys place.I’m sure that would go over well in the west :-p There were a few more pages.2 pages with 5 steps and lots of details for getting a boyfriend.