Still, even though Madame Riri acknowledges the difficulty, she still holds that there’s no substitute for, or shortcut to, good communication.
A while back, we dissected a list from blogger and internationalist Madame Riri about three things Japanese women do that scare off foreign guys.
Love is a two-way street though, which means the romantic roadblocks run in both directions. ” Madame Riri’s built a name for herself with her combination of outspoken opinions and worldly experience, and in this case she draws from the latter for her response.
Don’t think too much about the fact that he’s a foreigner The second most common question Madame Riri gets is, “Is it normal for a foreigner to do this?
” Japanese society is keenly aware of the fact that Japan is an island nation, with several unique aspects and customs.
Of course, doing that means speaking clearly enough to not leave room for doubt, so brushing up on your partner’s native language (or helping him or her learn yours) seems like a worthy addition to Madame Riri’s advice.▼ Cheaper than the dozen roses you’ll have to buy because you couldn’t figure out the grammar to say, “If I had known that you weren’t going to have to work overtime and were waiting for me to call you, I wouldn’t have gone out drinking all night with my friends.” 2.