Posted by The Wall St. Journal on May 29, 2019 05:12:31In many ways, the relationship between lovers in Japan is more open than the one in the United States, where the two genders are often stereotyped as rivals.
But a new study finds that the relationship is as tight as in the West, with only one out of three people in Japan calling themselves lovers.
“I have two boyfriends.
I have one boyfriend and one girlfriend,” said Yoshimitsu Hirayama, a 29-year-old Tokyo-based artist.
“There is no other relationship that I can compare with.”
The relationship between a man and a woman is not the same in every society.
In Japan, men are expected to be the breadwinners, whereas women are expected the same.
And it is often said that the two-thirds of the Japanese population is in love.
The study of more than 2,000 people in the Japanese capital by researcher Yuichi Kawashima and colleagues at the Graduate School of Economics at Tohoku University found that the Japanese are very open about the way they view their relationship.
When asked about their romantic relationships, only two in 10 people said they had a close romantic relationship with their spouse.
Only 2 percent of those surveyed said they have a romantic relationship, while 9 percent said they don’t.
The researchers found that when asked whether they would like to be more romantic with their partner, half of the people said yes.
But that figure fell to only 8 percent when asked if they wanted to be romantic with only their spouse, while 20 percent said that they want to be just romantic with them.
Hirayama said that while his relationship with his girlfriend is not romantic, it is not a bad thing.
“It makes me feel happy because it is a relationship of passion,” Hiray, a member of the public works program, told The Wall ST.
Hiraya, who is also a professor of marketing and business administration, said he would be happy to take a job as a secretary in a company, and he would like her to come over for lunch or dinner.
“I want to do well.
It’s nice to be able to talk with my partner and be able talk about my work, and also be able spend time with my girlfriend,” he said.
The study, which was conducted from April 2019 to April 2020, looked at the relationship of people between the ages of 30 and 50 in Japan.
The data was collected online by researchers from the Japan Institute for Economic Research.
It found that while Japanese people tend to be conservative in their relationship choices, the number of people who would be interested in a romantic partner has risen.
The researchers also found that more than 40 percent of people said that their partner was attractive.