Of course this was a problem so I broke up with her. You can ask someone something and they will smile and say “maybe” but what they really mean is a big fat NO.
Here is a conversation I had with a woman I was dating. This will include your personal relationships when dating so be prepared for a barrage of passive aggressiveness. Something that really needs to be mentioned is that Japan doesn’t really have a mental healthcare industry.
There are cultural differences here to consider and you need to try extra hard to get the point across.
For some men unfortunately, you will encounter the following problems.
This is allowed under IWC rules, although most IWC members oppose it.
The whale meat from these scientific whale hunts is sold in shops, restaurants and also on a Japanese food festival where foreigners were introduced to whale meat dishes.
In Japan, there is a huge emphasis on avoiding shame.
As a whole, Japanese society stresses the image of something as of utmost importance.
This means that the avoidance of responsibility and duplicity could be more prevalent depending on the situation.
On the bright side most of what I will mention below could be fixed by simply making it clear from the beginning what you will and will not tolerate.
What I’ve experienced comes from dating Japanese women myself and speaking with foreign men that lives there.