Japanese dating schools
While it’s become common knowledge that many Japanese talent agencies prohibit idol singers from dating, there are similar rules in place at some Japanese high schools.The logic is that teens should be focusing on their studies and wholesome extra-curricular activities, as opposed to squandering their precious youth trying to get a date (when exactly they are supposed to become interested in romantic companionship is a question anti-dating schools quietly sidestep in its entirety).This is called “kokuhaku,” and is in most cases done by the man.If the other returns those feelings, then they become boyfriend and girlfriend.Tochigi Prefecture’s Ashikaga High School isn’t so strict as to have a blanket ban on dating, but its boys volleyball team, a regular competitor at national championship tournaments, does set internal limits on its members’ love lives.
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In the group, you focus almost solely on the one you are interested in. This allows each of you to gauge how you feel about being alone with the other.
If you can, you may break off from the group as to only talk with each other. After several outings like this, say five or six, you may ask to do something just the two of you. After spending time together outside of the group for a while, also probably five or six times, one person will confess their love for the other.
However, there is a happy ending, of sorts, in that both the recently assaulted boy and the manager have since left the team, apparently having the mature wherewithal to realize that some people, no matter how many games they win, are losers who it’s not worth spending time with.
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