Until the postwar period, most Japanese weddings were arranged through miai, formal meetings set up by a matchmaker. The practice continues today on a smaller scale, although the meetings are now typically arranged by specialist businesses.
Is Arranged Marriage normal in Japan?
Japan has a long history of arranged marriage, called omiai. Japan has changed its views somewhat and nowadays many people are choosing partners whom they know and love, but it is estimated that around 5% to 6% of Japanese still go down the arranged marriage route and opt to have their partners chosen for them.
How does marriage work in Japan?
Japanese law requires all foreigners who marry in Japan to first prepare a sworn Affidavit of Competency to Marry, affirming they are legally free to marry, from their own countrys embassy or consulate in Japan. This is a notarial service. You will need to make an appointment.
Can you wear leggings in Japan?
Additionally, just like fruit in Japan is wrapped up individually for sanitation purposes, people may wear leggings to avoid touching others sweat.
Is it OK to wear shorts in Japan?
As I mentioned in the intro, you should be fine wearing shorts as you walk around Tokyo. This goes for both men and women. Speaking of womens dress code, theres pretty much no limit on shorts length. For the most part, though, Japanese people tend to dress warmer than what the weather calls for.