Sunday, December 6, 2009

Will Miss #86 - Japanese PDAs

When we first arrived in Japan, we never saw much in the way of public displays of affection (PDAs). In fact, we got yelled at on a train by a random middle-aged Japanese guy for our own slightly amorous behavior. Things have slowly been changing and now we sometimes see Japanese couples walking hand-in-hand. Generally speaking, Japanese culture still frowns on this sort of thing, so I always feel that the couples who engage in PDAs care more about each other than social conformity.

I'll miss seeing PDAs in a culture where they constitute somewhat rebellious behavior.