March 24, 2023

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Valentine’s Day in Japan Is A Dream For Men

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Hey guys! It is Valentine’s Day today! 14th February 2019. Traditionally, men will buy flowers for their loved ones and sent it to their office. It continues with lavish dinner and present. Some men will do more to try to impress their ladies (or men for some). However, Valentine’s Day in Japan is different. Instead of men, women will buy chocolates for the men on Valentine’s Day. Now, you understand why we wrote Valentine’s Day in Japan Is A Dream For Men.

In Japan, it is a tradition of women giving chocolates to men on Valentine’s Day. There are two types of chocolates. The first one is called ‘Giri-Choco’ and the second one is called ‘Honmei-Choco’.

Gii-choco is the ‘obligation chocolate’ and women will give it to her friends, colleagues, bosses and close male friends with no romance involve. This is pure present will no romantic love purposes.

Honmei-choco on the other hand is for ‘lover’, boyfriend or husband with true love. We were told by our Japanese friends that if a woman wants to confess her love to her man, she will give her ‘honmei-choco’. Popular men in school, college or uni will receive many ‘Honmei-choco’ in every Valentine’s Day. Is that a dream for men around the world?

That is the reason why departmental stores in Japan will start offer many unique and beautiful heart shaped chocolates with packaging one month before Valentine’s Day.

It is really cool for man to receive chocolates during Valentine’s Day in Japan. However, don’t be unhappy if you are don’t receive any chocolates in Japan or being alone today. It is just a celebration. We are spending times at home with our family like any other days.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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