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.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.While it’s not usually as bad as your one creepy guy friend–you know the one we’re talking about–have you ever wondered what’s going on with that? It seems that some Japanese women love it when guys are direct and shower them with declarations of love. ” You’ve probably heard this at least once or twice in your life.
Therefore, Japanese women are only looking for love, and their purpose of marriage is love and companionship.
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.
Now, you’re probably familiar with the stereotype of Western guys moving to Japan to meet women.
It’s a nasty stereotype…with a few grains of truth to it, we suppose.