Valentine’s Day in Japan


Remi Taniguchi

In Japan, Valentine’s Day is really exciting. After all, people who are thinking of giving candy to their crash must be nervous and also people who want to get something from their crash can be nervous too. Be honest, who doesn’t want a gift out of the blue?

In this article, I will be sharing all about Valentine’s Day in Japan is like.

For starters, it seems common for girls to predominantly get candy here (America),but in Japan, girls give candy to boys. Girls who have a crush on somebody 0ften make chocolate and give it to them. So sweet!

But, you don’t have to have a crush on someone just to give treats. Often gifts are exchanged between friends. My high school in Japan is a girl’s high school and we make or buy some chocolate to give to my friends there too. 

This is a picture of chocolate that I got from my friends last year.

Believe it or not, it doesn’t just stop at Valentine’s Day; There is also day when the boys who get candy from girls give some gifts back. It is called “White Day” and is set on March 14. Basically, they can give them back with anything that they want, but choose to give back cookies, marshmallows, chocolate, etc.

However, the meaning of each candy is different. For example, giving Marshmallows back means you don’t like them. So we have to be careful with choosing the candy to give back!

Valentine’s day is the sweetest day in a year because we can give and receive our LOVE. So, are you planning something for the big day; don’t be shy and express your feelings proudly!