You've all heard this story: 'Western' hetero-couple comes to Japan, woman bails within the year and dude stays. New couple at my 'international school': they've only been here a month, but their story's already written. Friday, he enjoyed himself a bit too much not to keep his eyes from straying, while his GF wasn't having any fun at all. I have a picture, with them in the middle, I'd love to post: his face, enthusiasm; hers, rue. Western women, you can keep your man in Japan, but a sense of humour goes a long way. Hell, I have dated a western woman in Japan, and work with several I'd think to chase were I single: they all have a sense of humour.
Japan is far from perfect, and neither are the women, but it sure looks that way to a young man dealing with your snide when his first impression of Japan on a night out is this.