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VALENTINES DAY

In many cases, the return gift that shows your appreciation should be worth half of what was originally given to you.
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Mar 1, 2024
Japan's return-a-gift culture isn't just for White Day
If you received a gift on Valentine's Day, White Day is your chance to return the kindness. Learn the verbs for giving with grace.
Customers look for Valentine's Day chocolate at Kintetsu Department Store's flagship outlet in the city of Osaka in January.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 8, 2024
Japan’s Valentine’s Day chocolate budget sees 34% rise
About 22% of survey participants said they would purchase chocolates for themselves — 3.4 times more than those buying for a romantic partner.
Valentine's Day in Japan is one way when it comes to chocolate, but the sweets are reciprocated on White Day in March.
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Feb 2, 2024
Prepare for date night by practicing reservations in Japanese
Whether its chocolates or a full-course meal, food is the language for Valentine's Day.
Seiste's ¥1,650 limited-edition ice cream will be available for eat-in customers throughout the Valentine's Day period at the Matsuya department store in Tokyo's Ginza district.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 25, 2024
Tokyo department stores to offer in-store dining options for Valentine's Day
In recent years, the Feb. 14 celebration has evolved from a day of gifting sweets to a celebration of love for chocolate.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / THE FOREIGN ELEMENT
Feb 14, 2023
Not so easy to fall in love: The app effect on Japan’s international dating scene
Japan has its own rules when it comes to Valentine's Day. Would you be surprised to know it has its own rules when it comes to dating apps, too?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Feb 12, 2023
Japanese consumers brace for higher prices for Valentine's Day chocolates
With Valentine's Day approaching, a piece of chocolate costs about 7% more than it would have a year earlier, according to a recent survey.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 24, 2023
Department stores focus on sustainability for Valentine's Day gifts in Japan
Department stores in Japan are trying to ride a shopping wave for Valentine's Day confectionary gifts with products featuring sustainability.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Feb 11, 2022
Love stories for your Valentine's Day date with the books
There's no better time for a love story than around Valentine's Day. Sit back, have a read and maybe enjoy some chocolate while you study.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Feb 12, 2021
Will you be my pandemic Valentine?
The coronavirus is making people rethink traditional Valentine's Day customs.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language
Feb 12, 2021
Confess! Dating in Japan requires short set phrases to spark the fire
Valentine's Day is coming up, and knowing what to say to make things official with your crush is half the battle. The good news is the steps to a kokuhaku (confession) are straightforward.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Feb 12, 2021
Koji Arano: Dating in a pandemic, ‘every encounter is now more valuable’
Through his YouTube channel Moteki Producer, Osaka native Koji Arano offers up relationship advice to a love-hungry audience.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Feb 6, 2021
On the hunt for chocolate cake? Surprisingly, Sushiro has you covered.
With its new double-chocolate cake, the famous sushi chain is the Valentine's Day destination we didn't know we needed.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Jan 17, 2021
Mister Donut’s Pierre Marcolini collaboration gets a jump on Valentine’s Day
The six limited-edition doughnuts pair classic flavors like chocolate, hazelnut and raspberry.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Feb 1, 2020
KitKat kicks it up a notch with its Valentine's-limited Cacao Fruit Dessert
Have you ever wanted to know how cacao fruit tasted? Now you can, with Nestle Japan's new cacao fruit-flavored KitKat. (Spoiler: It's zesty!)
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 14, 2019
'Tinder for cows' matches livestock in the mood for love
A Tinder-inspired app is helping farmers match up potential partners for their cattle.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 13, 2019
Not so much obliged: More Japanese women buying Valentine's chocolates for themselves, not colleagues
More and more women in Japan are abandoning the tradition of giving obligatory chocolates to male coworkers on Valentine's Day, instead using the occasion to treat themselves.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Feb 9, 2019
Loft under fire for its outdated portrayal of women in advertising campaign
Retailers typically strive to promote their products by creating ad campaigns that attract consumers’ attention.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / DESSERT WATCH
Feb 9, 2019
Say 'I love you' a different way with Kourakuen's chocolate ramen
This Valentine's Day offering from ramen chain Kourakuen features a soy sauce-based ramen with a hefty dose of chocolate.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2019
Majority of women to buy Valentine's chocolates for themselves, averaging ¥4,200, Japan survey shows
Over 60 percent of women who plan to buy chocolates for Valentine's Day are considering treating themselves and buying chocolates for their own enjoyment, a survey by Matsuya Co.'s Ginza department store in Tokyo has shown.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jan 27, 2019
Fashion ripples during the new year lull
As the end of the financial year draws to a close, now is the season when fashion companies restructure their retail portfolios, with shop closures making way for new shoots to pop up in the following months.

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