Dating and Gifts

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  1. Do you think gifts are important when dating? What is the best way to show your love for your partner?
  2. What kinds of gifts should you buy your girlfriend for your anniversary? What kinds of gifts should you buy your boyfriend for your anniversary?
  3. What about when you get married – should you buy your husband or wife a gift for your wedding anniversaries? If so, what kind of gift?
  4. What is the best gift you have ever gotten from a partner? What is the worst gift you have ever gotten from your partner?
  5. What is your dream gift for a partner to give you?

White Day

Some people say that sanbai gaeshi (三倍返し), literally “thrice the return,” should be practiced during White Day. They think that the White Day gift should be 3 times more expensive than the Valentine’s one they were given. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Do you think this is a good or bad tradition for relationships?

 

 

 

Rules for riding trains in Japan

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Do you agree with these rules for riding trains in Japan?

  1. Don’t speak on the phone.
  2. Don’t eat food.
  3. Don’t do your make-up.
  4. Give up your seat to pregnant women.
  5. Give your seat up to children.

What rules would you add?

Questions about riding trains in Japan:

  1. What is the craziest thing you have seen on a train?
  2. What is your biggest pet peeve that people do on trains?
  3. How old does someone have to be for you to give up your seat to them?
  4. Have you ever fallen asleep and missed your stop?
  5. Have you ever missed the last train? What did you do?