Given the relatively small foreign population in Japan, one could draw the conclusion that women with a beau from overseas first had to pass on romantic opportunities with their own countrymen. There’s a lot to be said for the comfort and unspoken understanding that can come from a common background, as one woman explained.
A poll by Japanese website Nico Video produced the following reasons why some Japanese women weren’t interested in domestic men. “When I get married, I want to quit my job and be a housewife.
If we go even further back to look historically at international marriages from 1965 to 2014, British grooms beat out British brides by a ratio of 12-to-1, while for the U. So the relatively closer ratios are, in fact, a recent correction.
Both historically and currently, the figures present us with a pretty clear conclusion: there are factors behind the men-to-women foreign relationship gap beyond mere population. Of course, we must start by saying that most Japanese men who answer dating questionnaires or are featured in videos on the subject are not against the idea of dating a Western women a priori.
This can lead to confusion, as visual novels are considered a subgenre of adventure games and are not technically included in the dating sim genre.
We'll bet a dinner and beer that the first case will far outnumber the second. However, let's take a closer look the difference for a moment.
For example, let's consider the United Kingdom: In Japan, there are over 11,000 male British long-term residents and nearly 4,000 female residents, most in the 20 to 60 age group.
While that's nearly 3-to-1 in favor of men, marriages among residents show an even larger gap.
If we look at the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's figures for 20 (the most recent available), there were 236 cases where a British man married a Japanese woman in 2014, and 235 in 2015.
By comparison, there were 50 British brides to Japanese men in 2014 and 44 in 2015.