Japanese Girls Sick Of Valentine’s Day

Adorable Japanese girls are sick of the expense and tedium of slavishly giving all the men in their lives chocolates on Valentine’s Day. From Yahoo News:

Japanese women are fed up with a longstanding Valentine’s Day custom requiring them to give chocolates to men without getting any in return.

According to an Internet survey, 70 percent of working women said they would be happy if there was no tradition of giving “obligatory chocolates” to their boyfriends or colleagues.

Nearly 60 percent said they felt unhappy as Valentine’s Day approached, citing the cost and time it takes to shop for the gifts, which are finely calculated to express just the right emotions toward a boss, a colleague or a true boyfriend.

Because the Consumerist is staffed entirely by long-suffering men who have had their pockets drained time and time again by our girlfriends’ Valentine’s Day hysteria, we’re pleased with the misogynistic reversal of the ritual over in Japan. But seriously, ladies… we hear you! We hope those $200 box of chocolates you are buying to console yourselves have been formed between the thighs of virgin angels, though.


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  1. Papercutninja says:


  2. AcidReign says:

    …..There is a wonderful point in relationships where she says, “Would you stop buying me such expensive stuff? We should exchange cards only, and that’s it!”

    …..She’ll stick to it, too! But you’d better not, buddy, or it’ll cost ya!

  3. Amy Alkon says:

    I call Valentine’s Day our national day of insincerity, although I supposed it’s really an international day of insincerity. It’s when all the people who treat each other like crap every other day of the year try futilely to make up for it by buying a bunch of ugly red and pink fuzzy stuff or overpriced jewelry. I’d rather get stuff when it comes from the heart. Valentine’s Day makes me hurl.

  4. OkiMike says:

    I do live here in Japan and my personal experience with the holiday is that no one really cares about it. The article mentions “White Day” which is when guys return the favor. So unlike in America, there actually is reciprocation.

    In any case, it’s most definitely not required as the article implies. People are free to give or not give as they please.

  5. flyover says:

    It’s called amateur night at our restaurant.
    Lots of cheap bottles of wine.

  6. AcidReign says:

    …..None of use Consumer Revoltists like to be told what to do, but…. Goodness Gracious! When one has a wonderful partner/significant other/fantastic lover like I do,… well… we will be as insincere as possible!

    …..I don’t know how it is in other parts of this Great Blue Ship we sail around the Mighty Sun, but around these here parts, we’re gonna try to make our women/slaves/footstools/breeding stock/lights of our lives feel mighty special!

  7. RedSeven says:

    These cheap bitches should stop complaining. In the west us men we have to buy stuff for women, – but do we complain?

    ok, bad example

  8. Jesse in Japan says:

    As a teacher in a Japanese middle school, I gotta say, Japanese girls are not that adorable.

  9. L_Emmerdeur says:

    Um, on White Day, the men are supposed to reciprocate by purchasing items worth 3 times the gift they received on V Day.

    Just wanted to remind everyone that Japanes men are still, in the sum total of things, huge frakking suckers. Used teenage panties from a vending machine, anyone?