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The Roppongi Scene

by Martin Shawne

Roppongi: the famous active nightclub area in Tokyo. You can find bars, nightclubs, hostess clubs, strip clubs and other types of clubs. A popular place for many foreigners.

I remember my first experience with a Japanese woman. I’m not talking about my first sexual experience. That would come later. This was my first night out experience. I did the Roppongi scene.

I was newly landed, only in the country one week. A stranger in a very strange land who wanted to see Japan but didn’t know where to start. So, when a couple of like foreigners (i.e. English speaking people) invited me to join them clubbing, I said yes.

The two guys and I went to Roppongi. There were Westerners from all over: Americans, Canadians, Brits, Australians, and all places in-between. It was very foreign-friendly and nothing like I expected. It was comforting to see so many English speakers.

There were also mini-skirt wearing Japanese women everywhere – all made up and wanting to party. That was also something I wasn’t expecting, but didn’t mind. I’m sure there were some Japanese guys around as well… I didn’t notice.

We took an elevator to enter this one club and almost as soon as the elevator doors opened two Japanese girls approached and wanted us to sit with them. One of the guys turned to me and said “Isn’t Japan great? “. As for myself, I subconsciously checked to see if my wallet was still there.

The girls weren’t bad looking. One of them was cute (or it could have been that she was just cuter than the other one).

Overall, it was an enjoyable evening and if this article was on experiencing eveything Japan has to offer, I would say give Roppongi a try.

 But I haven’t finished my story.

One of the guys hooked up with one of the girls we met (unfortunately it wasn’t the cute one). They went out for a few months until he said he just couldn’t stand it anymore. He told me he always felt like an English teacher on demand with her and the sex had slowly faded to nothing.

And, if you think about it, that’s why she was there. If your goal is to find a foreign boyfriend to help you learn English or to show off like a prize or trophy to your friends, the best place to go is where the foreigners go.

So what does this mean?

If you want to experience the Japanese nightlife, go to Roppongi. Chances are you will have a good time.

If, however, you are looking to meet quality Japanese women, Roppongi is not the place to go.

Sure, you may get lucky and meet someone wonderful, but the odds aren’t in your favor. That’s typically not the type of women who go to Roppongi


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