Thursday, February 14, 2008

Study Abroad Japan: How do you celebrate Valentines day in Japan?






"In Japan, it is only the women who give presents (mainly chocolates) to men. Japanese women are usually too shy to express their love." "Giri-choko" is the chocolate given to men such as bosses, colleagues or male friends that women have no romantic interest in, just for friendship or gratitude".



Source:Is Red the Color of Love?
Part 1: Valentine's Day in Japan
By Namiko Abe,
http://japanese.about.com/library/weekly/aa020401a.htm