labels. Western men are rare in Japan, and as far as dating goes, rarity usually equals popularity. On top of this, increasing numbers of women have good careers and they are increasingly the breadwinners in society. Theyre OK for a short term relationship, but if youre interested in a serious relationship with an older Japanese woman then youll need to have the culture nailed down. This isnt just idle talk Ive traveled extensively through Asia and Ive seen how hot the older women can be especially in China and Japan.