Marrying your Japanese girlfriend
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Marriage in Japan, traditionally seen as union of two families. Even today, the patriarchal system is still very often applied in practice.
Traditionally, Japanese girls are wedded before the age of 26, after that age, they are considered too old. In Japan "marriage is considered a family event, not an individual event." says Keiko Higuchi, a professor and commentator on women's issues. "A wife is considered not only married to her husband but to his family." For this reason, marriage signifies foregoing a career and independence for the responsibility of managing the home, taking care of the kids as well as for the husband's aging parents.
Once a Japanese woman feels you are the right partner she has been searching for, she makes a commitment to you that will melt your heart. She entrenches herself so deeply in your heart to the extent that you will not want her to leave your side. Once they are married Japanese women make very faithful wives.
In the Japanese culture, the institution of marriage is valued very highly and it is seen as a commitment to be undertaken with the utmost seriousness. In essence, Japanese women have grown up respecting traditions that have existed in their homelands for hundreds of years, of which marriage and family are an indispensable part.
Couples in Japan rarely live together before marriage, and they never have children without getting married first (unless it's an accident).
Interestingly, a faithful Japanese wife does not marry again, she remains faithful to her deceased husband.