During the Tokugawa Period, both men and women could be considered adulterers. Punishment could be everything from a fine to death (Stanely, A, 2007). Give Me One Good Reason to Marry a Japanese Man: Japanese Women Debating Ideal Lifestyles. doi:10.1080/00497870490444947Kirai: A Geek In Japan (2007).
I will instead focus on the reality of marriage in Japan: the trends and ideas behind it. Educational Attainment and the Transition to First Marriage Among Japanese Women .
Japanese society pressures people to be respectful and considerate of others, even at the expense of your own needs (Larkin, 2005).
This is why PDA (public displays of affection) are taboo.
Women were raised to be the “good wife, wise mother” and sacrifice herself for the good of family and country (Bardsley, 2004).
This, as I mentioned in this article, has changed in many circles. ” Dating, Democracy, and Romance in Occupied Japan, 1945–1952″ Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol.