Despite being in an international marriage, culture shock is something that rarely comes up in our house. On top of that, I’ve pretty much become so adapted to life in Japan that I no longer feel culture shock. Reverse culture shock, on the other hand, is REAL, Y’all. Real real.
Last Wednesday was White Day, the day in Japan when men give chocolates, sweets, or other gifts to women. What’s that, you say? Isn’t that just Valentine’s Day? Why do the Japanese celebrate Valentine’s Day on March 14 and call it White Day on top of that?