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MATCHMAKING

Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 16, 2018
Parents of unmarried offspring drive surge in matchmaking parties
More and more Japanese parents are attending matchmaking parties in an effort to marry off their children, worried that they will be part of the growing segment of the population that never ties the knot.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 13, 2018
For young Japanese seeking romance, beauty is in the eye of the dating app
Japan's millennials are apathetic about romance, and everyone knows it.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 10, 2017
Over 50% of municipalities holding matchmaking events, marriage seminars to help singles: survey
More than 50 percent of local governments in Japan are supporting single men and women through matchmaking and marriage seminars to help them get married, a recent Kyodo News survey showed, highlighting public efforts to curb the nation's dwindling birthrate and depopulation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 28, 2017
Rural Japan prefectures act as matchmakers, luring city women
Masanobu Ota, a farmer in Ureshino, Saga Prefecture, and his wife Etsuko, married last year thanks to the help of a matchmaker — the prefectural government.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 29, 2017
Municipal-run services taps big data for matchmaking
One day in May, a woman in her 40s was browsing a tablet computer at a municipality-funded matchmaking center, searching for a prospective husband. She was surprised; the computer suggested candidates she wouldn't have otherwise considered.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 19, 2017
Kanagawa woman finds success in crowdfunding matchmaking quest
A Kanagawa woman who started a crowdfunding project last year to bankroll her search for a husband is on course to reap the ultimate dividend.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 27, 2017
Modern Japanese singles seeking spouses face myriad of challenges
A recent government survey showed that nearly one in four men and one in seven women will never marry. A growing number of people are struggling with finding stable employment that ensures a livable wage and, unlike decades ago, marriage now is one of many options available to people during the course...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 21, 2016
Expert panel on increasing marriages in Japan ditches 'marriage-hunting mentor' proposal
A group of experts advising the government on how to boost marriage numbers has said that companies should aid employees hoping to wed by holding events to help them meet potential partners, but it ditched a proposal to create a "marriage-hunting mentor" system in the face of mounting criticism.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
May 17, 2016
Kanagawa woman, 26, taps crowdfunding to raise money for her spouse search
From tech products to movies, the recent advent of crowdfunding has allowed companies and creators to make their dreams a reality.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
Mar 17, 2015
Gokon matchmakers fan the passion with sporting dates
Is the couple that watches sports together the couple that going to stay together? Matchmakers place their bets.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 30, 2014
Yamagata co-op markets bank account that offers love interest
Deposit your money at a bank in northern Japan and you could get more than interest payments. You might end up getting married.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 13, 2014
Matchmaking event for trainspotters held near Tokyo
About 1,000 railway fans took part in Tetsukon, a matchmaking event especially for them, on Saturday near Tokyo, with about 100 men and women coupling.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 7, 2014
Miyagi couple admit killing woman's ex-lover
An unemployed couple in their 40s pleaded guilty Monday to murdering and robbing the woman's 67-year-old former lover.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 20, 2014
Abe funds matchmaking to ease welfare bill
Over coffee and cake in a rural cafe in Kochi Prefecture, Hideyuki Tanaka, 40, plucked up the courage to speak with Eri, 14 years his junior.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2014
Buddhist bachelor priests turn to matchmaking parties
Finding marriage partners is a problem shared by many young Buddhist priests, who have few opportunities to meet people of their own generation.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 9, 2013
Perfect match: Miyakon help singles connect
Despite being located almost a stone's throw from the historic town of Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture and establishing itself as the gyōza capital of Japan, Utsunomiya was languishing in the economic doldrums for the much of the early 2000s.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jul 29, 2013
Cinderella stories inspire women to find their prince on social networking sites
Can a girl actually find her true love on web networks, or are the stories about Social Cinderellas only fairytales?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
May 24, 2013
Fighting for their lives, local governments shell out for matchmaking services
In Itoigawa, Niigata, the government has begun subsidizing online dating service membership in an effort to pair up more locals.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 27, 2013
Matchmaking priests bring couples together, help temples prosper
A growing number of Buddhist temples have been capitalizing on the nation's recent matchmaking boom.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Feb 14, 2012
Making new connections over lunch
Sites and apps take the difficulty of saying 'let's do lunch sometime.'

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