Japanese author and video blogger Yuta Aoki recently took to the streets of Japan to ask young Japanese women their thoughts on international and interracial dating, what they thought about Japanese men, and dating in general.

The video coincides with the release of Yuta Aoki's new book, There's Something I Want to Tell You: True Stories of Mixed Dating in Japan. The author asks five different women their thoughts about dating someone from another country, what nationalities are they interested in, would they marry a foreign guy, and what do they like and dislike about Japanese men. 

Obviously the video doesn't get enough of a cross-section of women in Japan to make broad sweeping generalizations about what they're looking for in the opposite sex, but it's definitely an intriguing insight into Japanese dating culture. And there are some common themes that come up in the clip, like the young women wishing Japanese men were more assertive and confident. 

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