The Obligatory Chocolate of Japanese Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s Day! It’s the day when men feel obligated to buy flowers, candy, jewelry, and cards for the women in their lives. But Valentine’s Day has a different meaning to the Japanese. In Japan, women are the gift givers. Standard procedure in Japan is for women to buy chocolate for men. The Japanese refer to these goodies as giri choco. Giri is Japanese … Continue reading The Obligatory Chocolate of Japanese Valentine’s Day