Today is Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is celebrated a little differently in Japan. On February 14th, only the women give presents – mainly chocolate – to men. Men are supposed to return the favor received on a second Valentine’s Day one month later (March 14th) called White Day, a Japanese creation.
Valentine’s Day was imported to Japan in 1958 by a Japanese confectionery company and these guys must of have been geniuses. I say guys, because they must have been thinking on behalf of all men when they dreamed this baby up. To force a woman to play her card in February, providing one full month for men to match or exceed the kindness is brilliant! Another reason, why Japan is a man’s society.