Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Posted by NTA America, inc. on Feb 14th 2020

Valentine’s Day in Japan is quite different compared to the U.S. In Japan, only women give out chocolate on Valentine’s Day. She will give chocolates to significant other or someone she would like to date. There are many types of chocolates given, the most common being Honmei-choko, a chocolate gift of true love. Giri-choko, known as obligatory chocolate, are given to male friends, coworkers or bosses as an expression of gratitude. In the past few years, jibun-choko (own chocolate) have become popular as a way for women to treat themselves. It is popular among young girls to give out chocolates too. These are called tomo-choko, chocolate for friends and girl’s exchange it with each other.

Department stores offer various luxury chocolates from overseas, and unique chocolate like anime characters. Even just watching them makes you happy and it never bores you. This will make a perfect gift.