During the Tokugawa Period, both men and women could be considered adulterers. Punishment could be everything from a fine to death (Stanely, A, 2007). Give Me One Good Reason to Marry a Japanese Man: Japanese Women Debating Ideal Lifestyles. doi:10.1080/00497870490444947Kirai: A Geek In Japan (2007).
Children are exclusively associated with marriage in Japan. As many know, Japan’s population is on the decline. Yes, Japanese women are interested in foreign boyfriends.
Dating and marriage faces similar problems in the United States. Women, Marriage, and the State in Modern Japan: Introduction. doi:10.1080/00497870490453631Christianity and Gender Relationships in Japan: Case Studies of Marriage and Divorce in Early Meiji Protestant Circles.
It is difficult to trust another and put her needs above your own.
Women were raised to be the “good wife, wise mother” and sacrifice herself for the good of family and country (Bardsley, 2004).