How Do Japanese Guys Flirt?

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Many years ago I googled that question into the computer monitor at my university’s lab. It was late and the lab was empty like always when midterms were finished. The tap-tap-tap of my keystrokes echoed off the white-walled room.

The results confirmed what my friends and Japanese room mate, Ami, had all said: Japanese guys are shy. You have to be patient. They don’t show their feelings.

I leaned back in the swivel chair and stared at the ceiling. Is that true? I wondered.

I struggled to believe it. But that’s what everyone told me, even Google.

With a heavy sigh, I logged out and headed home for the night.

I was no closer to an answer.

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