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  • Japanese girls are not direct. - It's difficult to talk with strangers? - It is.

  • I thought girls only approach girls until the end of school.

  • And many people think that's so out of style now.

  • Wait I am not there yet..... give me a moment....

  • ...... my fluffy balls aren't ... done yet... there we go....

  • Hey guys and girls on Ask Japanese, it's Cathy Cat. Why can't Japanese

  • girls chat up men? This is a question

  • you guys have asked us as reaction to another video where that was mentioned. So this time

  • we are gonna pic up on that comment of you guys, head out on the streets of Tokyo

  • and ask Japanese girls here why they can't chat up guys or if they're ever tried

  • it. So let's go and find out and ask Japanese girls. Don't forget, hit the notification bell

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  • this video. Let's head to the streets of Tokyo and ask Japanese girls.

  • Can girls chat up boys in Japan?

  • Aaaaah - We don't. - We won't

  • I can't do it but I don't judge those who do. - It's a funny part of our culture.

  • Many girls in Japan are not confident enough for that. Abroad...

  • the girls are sexy. So it might be normal there.

  • Japanese girls... are indirect.

  • That doesn't happen much. - They are shy? - Something like shy

  • So sexy girls have their own power? - That's it. - They are confident.

  • They are confident enough. - I envy that. They are a different kind

  • Japanese girls can't do it. cause

  • that's just the way we are. We are really too shy.

  • I thought that girls approach boys only until the end of school

  • Hmmm. - and many girls think that's out of style now

  • So in school it's ok for girls to approach boys? - Yeah right.

  • Girls would really approach handsome boys and teachers in school

  • those girls might be able to chat up boys.

  • We could never do that. - Never. - So those girls

  • told their feelings to the handsome teacher? - Not that they love them but...

  • they approached them anyways, like "Look at me I am cute."

  • They would try to talk a lot more during class with the teacher.

  • Like "Teacher do you have a girlfriend?" - Yeah they asked that every class

  • as if it wasn't a big deal

  • Girls like that might be able to make male friends easier.

  • Being able to go to a boy you like and ask him to eat

  • ice cream with you... we wouldn't do that. Too scary. - Especially if its a stranger

  • Girls don't chat up strangers? - Girls never speak to strangers?

  • - We don't. - We won't even know if we can keep a conversation up. - What if...

  • you meet someone at school or your job

  • ... do you think you can ask them out? - No way. - We can't

  • I want to do my job properly. - True. - But if there is a boy you like...

  • and you can't ask him out, what do you do? - We won't get anywhere.

  • Just give up. - I would give up. - But recently

  • we have the "passive boys" in Japan. How

  • will Japan overcome that? - We wonder too. - Japan has problems.

  • What if you were to watch a girl who is trying to chat up a boy?

  • Wow, I would admire her courage.

  • We'd admire her. - Almost envious? - Yeah go girl. I can't

  • I wish we could throw that shyness of mine away! - That courage is admirable but

  • I don't have that courage right now. - Me neither.

  • I am not used to that situation either.

  • Girls chatting up boys? - What? We never see that

  • It's not a thing or a trend. - Boys are the one who chat up girls.

  • Japan is like that. - If men are the ones chatting up... do girls never

  • try to start a chat with guys? - Generally not

  • with strangers. - So strangers are difficult. - We don't that with them

  • We will only think "how cool" - Admire from afar but don't speak up? - Yeah.

  • We will just look at them and keep it at that. - What if the boy was in your school club

  • and such? Can girls chat boys up then?

  • Like "can we have tea afterwards?" - Maybe

  • they might be able to. I can do that. - I can do that...

  • but if it goes wrong, there will be a bad atmosphere. I'd be worried about that.

  • I can ask him out, but I would be too worried if It goes wrong.

  • Things would get awkward afterwards. - Like "damn now for half a year after this I can ask him out, but I would be too worried if It goes wrong.

  • Things would get awkward afterwards. - Like "damn now for half a year after this

  • things will stay awkward." - If you REALLY got along, you could ask a boy out

  • But if you don't chat with each other much, it might be impossible. - So then

  • if you can't approach men, how can you get men to approach you?

  • I think men are happy when you say "do you have time after this?"

  • "Wanna grab some food after the club?" that's something girls can ask

  • But boys would be surprised and expect something more. - I guess food is ok

  • "Let's go together after club - Ok"

  • Something like "wanna grab ice cream on the way home?" - Yeah like that.

  • That would be fine. - Yeah - To time place and occasion are super important. What if

  • you friend was chatting up a boy? - I would think "wow she's got courage."

  • I can't do it, so I would be like - Way to go girl.

  • Way to go girl! - I would envy that a little, that she has that courage.

  • I would cheer her up - Me too! - Cheer her up from the shadows.

  • With a little pen light. - Have you heard about

  • your friends chatting up a boy. - I have. - Where. - A friend at school

  • went to visit the festival of a boys school and told me

  • she asked a boy to give her his number.

  • Wow she HAS courage. - Totally has.

  • And then they became friends and went out together

  • is what I heard at the time. - Wow she's gotten far

  • So Japanese girls generally said no which I find a little bit sad. They said

  • "I wouldn't have the confidence to do that. I do support other girls though if they do that"

  • "I respect that but me myself I am too shy and it's too hard for me."

  • Especially when it's about chatting up strangers but also when it's about

  • approaching a person that you maybe know. It might be a little bit easier

  • though in school is what they said. Meaning in school in Japan boys and girls will for example

  • have a club activity like tennis or maybe...

  • literature club and similar things like that. If you are in a certain club or circle,

  • it's easier to spend a little bit of time with that person, get to know them

  • and then maybe hanging out with them a little bit more saying "How about we go for ice cream

  • afterwards" and approaching them little by little. In these kind of scenarios it's easy

  • for girls to approach guys but not for strangers. So don't mistake

  • that. There is also the downside: if you have your cute tennisclub senpai.

  • and you confess your feelings to tennis club senpai and he turns you down...

  • you know you're still in that tennis club for the rest of the year. So that's gonna be a big risk

  • for the year. That's now why I finally understand that in many dramas and

  • scenarios it's generally that someone confesses their feeling at the END of the year.

  • So you save yourself that awkwardness i case you get turned down....

  • that's very realistic.... oh my people really do think ahead... they really do

  • think ahead... on that note, what do you think about the things you've heard today

  • from Japanese girls not being able to go up to a boy and tell them their feelings. Or tell them "Hey

  • let's go for tea" is that a thing in the same way in your country, my gosh it's noisy today here

  • in our company. Is that the same thing in your country, let us know...

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  • to say thanks for making this video. Hope you have a great day, best wishes from Tokyo and I catch you soon bye

Japanese girls are not direct. - It's difficult to talk with strangers? - It is.

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Why Can't Japanese Girls Chat Up Men?

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    Summer posted on 2020/04/28
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