Thursday, February 14, 2013
The traffic in Japan is all one-way on Feb14, with men free to sit back and wait for the boxes of goodies to pour in. A month from now, Japan celebrates White Day, when men are required to reciprocate with a white gift.
Chocolate has been available in Japan since at least 1797, when it was given to prostitutes by Dutch traders—the only Europeans allowed a foothold in an otherwise closed country where traveling abroad was punishable by death.
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