Japan: Taiwanese blogger looking for Japanese boyfriend

According to Ameba news [ja], Taiwanese blogger and Japan-lover Shuen Shuen, also known as “Naomi”, announced on her blog [zh] that she wanted to move to Japan and find a Japanese guy to marry. That news is now all the talk of the Japanese bulletin boards [ja], and apparently sparked a storm among some readers of her blog.


  • Seems like a non-story to me. The main emphasis of the blog post is that she would like to move to Japan, but what about her parents whom she would be leaving behind in Taiwan?

    The only reference to marriage in the post itself is when she says, “My mum even told me to marry a Japanese. I would like to.” In the comments she talks about the difficulty of learning Japanese. She also responds to people who point some cultural differences in Japan, the low status of married women, expectations regarding domestic duties and so on. She seems fine with all of that. One commenter says simply “Go silly girl”. There are a string of comments in Japanese many of which say, “Welcome to Japan!”

  • Hi Naruwan,

    Thanks for that info, it’s interesting to hear what she actually wrote. I think basically these news sites just play up this kind of story to get a lot of reactions. This one was ranked at the top of the blog rankings at livedoor.com.

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