February 5th, 2014

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Foreign men share their reasons for divorcing Japanese wives

Foreign men share their reasons for divorcing Japanese wives
By Krista Rogers
Earlier this month, we brought you an article about foreign men sounding off on the difficulties of having a Japanese wife. While some of their complaints were understandable and others were just downright silly (you can’t deal with tofu? C’mon!), international relationships in real life don’t always end as happily as in the movie “My Darling is a Foreigner.”

Continuing the international marriage theme in a more unfortunate direction, we now bring you the voices of some foreign men who have gone through the experience of divorcing Japanese women. You might be surprised to learn that the main catalyst for divorce in each of their scenarios was rarely related directly to cultural differences. Instead, it seems that a combination of other factors played the decisive role.

While there is a certain allure to the thought of having a spouse from another country, such marriages also comes with their own hardships, and it is said that as many as 40% of international marriages end in divorce. Japanese blogger Madame Riri recently posted an article exploring this issue by sharing the stories of men who were asked to described the reasons they divorced their Japanese wives. Let’s take a look at some of those reasons.

First, practical issues concerning family and money played a large role in their decisions. One man mentions how he couldn’t afford to keep up with payments month after month. He tried to please his wife by buying a nice house, car, and going on overseas vacations. But such an extravagant lifestyle on top of paying off expensive school fees, child support from a previous marriage, and helping his wife’s parents financially proved to be too much:

“I think the reason for my divorce whas that I mistakenly thought I could make everyone happy because I had a well-paying job. Ultimately, I couldn’t live up to those expectations.”

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Madame Riri

jfc these articles… so sick of all that focus about them poor white expat men on website created by those expat men.
Basically, in the comments of an article that include western women, you can see all these stereotypes about feminists, un-obedient women vs the nice and calm Japanese women. Then when you read comments on articles about Japanese women, they are crazy and violent as soon as they get married but nothing is said about the guys' flaws. See, everything to protect those guys. I don't even live in Japan yet and I already dislike the mentality of those expat men…
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"Sukitte ii na yo" Live Action in July 12, 2014


The initial trailer for "Sukitte Ii Na Yo" has been revealed. It has been announced last month that the manga of the same title by Kanae Hazuki will have a film adaptation starring Haruna Kawaguchi as Mei Tachibana and Sota Fukushi as Yamato Kurosawa.

Mei Tachibana is a high school student. Due to a traumatic incident when she was a kid, Mei has been unable to make friends or have boyfriends. By mistake, Mei then injures the most popular male student named Yamato Kurosawa. Somehow, Yamato Kurosawa likes Mei Tachibana and tells everyone unilaterally that Mei is his friend. One day, Yamato Kurosawa saves Mei Tachibana from a stalker by kissing her. From that kiss, their love story begins.

"Sukitte Ii Na Yo" (Say I Love You) is slated to premiere in Japanese cinemas on July 12, 2014. In the meantime, check out its 30-second teaser below.

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Sources: here

I love the Manga so I definitely will watch the Movie!