Dating practices in japan
Follow this basic Japanese etiquette at the table: say “itadakimasu” before you start eating and “gotchisosama deshita” when finished.
Japan Guide advises: “When eating from shared dishes, move some food from the shared plates onto your own with the opposite end of your chopsticks or with serving chopsticks that may be provided for that purpose” If you and your date are drinking alcohol, remember that in Japan it is good manners to pour your partner’s drink and allow them to pour yours.
We are socialized as guys and gals to behave in certain ways and often don’t realize it. Anime, like any other medium, reflects the expectations society has for its members.
These ideas defined Japanese society up until the end of World War II.
The integration of Confucian hierarchical structures where men were dominate shifted gender roles into a patriarchal system.
Be aware, though, that your date’s expectations may depend on their age.
If your date grew up in the 1980s or early '90s in Japan, be aware that they grew up in a time when there was a lot of money floating around Japan.