Tokyo dating service
It was launched pretty recently but it has already become one of the largest dating apps on Facebook in Japan with more than 450,000 members (as of Jan 2014). You log in with your Facebook account and create an anonymous profile for online dating.
It’s system and contents are almost identical to Omiai (see article on Omiai here).
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Transcending cultural differences and customs is just a small step to achieve that.
I’m deeply concerned as to whether young workers in the future will be able to take on such a huge burden.” Japan’s population is forecast to lose a third of its population in the next 50 years if current trends continue, with social security costs projected to rise to 24.4 per cent of gross domestic product as early as March 2026.
Last year’s official figures show that the number of births fell to 1.03 million, the lowest since data began in 1899.
This isn’t the only romantic anime event coming to Tokyo, though.
Matchmaking events organised by local authorities, where young singles are introduced to one another in romantic settings, are becoming increasingly common in areas such as rural Kochi, a prefecture around 500 miles west of Tokyo.
This is where machikon, gokon run by professional organizers, come in.
“Machi” is the Japanese word for town, and many machikon are sponsored by, or at least draw on the local appeal of, the neighborhood in which they’re held.
Nevertheless, the Ikebukuro machikon’s website encourages women to utilize the self-provided rankings to “get your ideal boyfriend.” Aside from having an open mind, guys who’re interested in taking part in the event will also need to open their wallets.
Tickets for female attendees cost 3,000 yen (US.50), or just 2,000 yen for those who purchased well in advance.