Or are you of the mindset that thinks that most any present is good, so long as it is thoughtful?So, to all the female readers: Do you expect an expensive present from your boyfriend/husband/lover at Christmas?Those rings right there are in the cheaper range too.Of course, such expectation for expensive or luxurious gifts isn’t isolated to Japan alone, but it did cause me to wonder about commercialism and gift-giving.There are also lots of double suicide stories involving geishas and their lovers.When asked why Japanese don’t t really express their love verbally a Japanese teacher wrote in the Daily Yomiuri, “Well, we would not say such a thing because it is something we should feel intuitively rather than express verbally.
I began hearing stories of expensive diamond rings and lavish presents of jewellery and dates at expensive restaurants. Take a gander at retailer The Kiss’s answer to a Christmas present.To male readers: Do you think giving an expensive present is important?It has been said that there are more words for rice in Japanese than for love and that the Japanese language has no equivalent of "I love you." One market researcher told the New York Times, "Traditionally Japan is an unromantic country, and people don't express love---so they buy expensive presents.Illuminations, fashionable restaurants, Christmas cake, KFC, omnipresent Santa Claus avatars, Disneyland and the infamous love hotels.For many people in Japan, Christmas Day in Japan is Valentine’s Day, take two. For couples and lovers, Christmas Day is the day of the year to spend time together.