Posts by Julia Whipple

The Parasitic Single Women of Japan


“You’re already 25. You have to find a boyfriend and get married before it’s too late.” An 11-year-old Japanese boy told me during class as I was grading his homework. Internally fuming, externally cool and without a pause in my corrections, I said “ oh yeah? What do you know about marriage?” Now flustered, the…

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5 Ways To Find A Boyfriend In Japan


If you are a female English teacher in Japan or in other parts of Asia, you may find that the dating situation here is a bit different than back home. However, different doesn’t have to be a bad thing and dating in general here can be an interesting experience. Before even entertaining the thought of…

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