Then the real question is this: what is the difference between successful and unsuccessful people?Fortunately, thanks to zoomingjapan, I have a good sample of comments on this.The first part is an interview with some famous male celebrities where it says some things like: I went on vacation to Italy by myself and my girlfriend secretly showed up (26yr old freelancer) note that it is VERY common for Japanese couples not to go on vacation together.Sometimes it’s because they can’t get off time together but more often than not it seems like they’d just rather go with their best friend than their boyfriend or girlfriend.
While I enjoyed the challenges and experiences of Japan and Japanese culture, he despised living here, and he was more ‘Australian’ than I had ever felt. No.3 was a policeman who worked 24 hour shifts and lived in an apartment that I wasn’t ever allowed to set foot in because it was a police dorm.
More likely I’ve misread them in the first place – they’d be written in bloody Japanese, after all.
It’s not for lack of trying, however, and even though I’m single now, I’ve dated a few Japanese boys in the past with mixed, but certainly not unpleasant, results. He was a minnow in his company and had to work hard to climb the corporate ladder, meaning he started every work day at 8am and finishing at midnight. Saturday morning shifts and weekend business treks to Tokyo or Osaka were taken at least twice a month. No.2 had studied in Australia for around 4 years, and his English was good enough that we could even argue like a ‘normal’ couple.
First I gotta make some disclaimers, this is An-An which is probably very much like Cosmopolitian, I’m not sure how much you can really trust them.
On the otherhand most of the stuff I read fits with my experience watching my Japanese co-workers.