Japanese actress Maki Horikita married co-star Koji Yamamoto in 2015 after just a month of dating. Magazine last month compared hunting for a marriage partner with suicide.There is no real evidence that the kousai zero nichikon trend is taking the far eastern islands by storm.This article is mostly for the benefit of Western readers.However, I feel it can also help Japanese readers who would like to better understand the Western perspective of Japanese dating.
The trend has been coined “Kousai zero Nichikon”: roughly translated as “marrying without dating”.
She said later that the figure was not official, and would not be in her final report.
But campaigners argue the lack of official figures is itself a sign of complacency by Japanese authorities.
I would love more input from the experiences of others.
I would especially love to hear back from my Japanese friends with their thoughts and perspectives on the topic. Any more I can learn will only serve myself and others better. Japan, and as I understand it most of Asia, has a very different dating culture than that of the West.