Just like with any place you go, you have your good guys and your bad guys.” “During my first couple of years here, I encountered a lot of guys whose interest in me came purely from the fact that I was foreign.They wanted to know all about Puerto Rico and always brought up the fact that one day, I’d return to my own country.” “Now that I’m older, I still come across a lot of men who seem interested in dating a foreigner for language reasons." [Activate Sista in Tokyo conversation engagement] I replied, "What do you mean? And, this sentiment was similarly echoed among other men in the group. Similarly, I also find questions about my boyfriend's nationality to be interesting. In addition, they felt that because Japan was more sexist than our home countries that we must always be treated poorly and unfairly." The question asker commented, "Well, I just think foreign women have it bad here. One man even commented, "Si T, if I saw you on the train, I would want to come and sit beside you and ask you if you were being treated okay, how are you handling things here, etc." I was in shock! Second to the "Where do you get your hair done" question, the racial background and nationality of my boyfriend is the second most popular question. It was pretty much a shared sentiment among most of the women present that we do not base life/travel/or career choices because of perceived opposition we may come across or how much 'booty' we'll have access to once we arrive.No man's profile will appear on the TMA website without permission from the man.
“I moved to Japan when I was 18 and have been dating Asian guys ever since. I often hear girls who long for Asian boyfriends say that Western guys are dogs, and I can confidently say that Asian men are no different.Although I’ve been in Japan for 6 years now, I totally lack that kind of experience.Instead I asked friends and fellow bloggers, who have had Japanese boyfriends or are even married to a Japanese man, to share their personal experience with us." I found the question to be surprising and fascinating (not being sarcastic) in so many ways... working and residing in Tokyo have a networking event/dinner.We discuss, laugh, share experiences and all of that stuff. I've attended for the last two months and have enjoyed myself. On this particular Friday, a group of about 15 or so met in Shibuya at TGIF.