The winner must pay his own way to Japan, and get his own accommodation.
But Robesky will pick up the tab at Noma, which runs at 64,900 yen (nearly 0) for the multi-course meal with wine pairings -- before tax and tip.
This kind of activity is a fixture in Japanese society starting with university, where clubs (sometimes called ‘circles’) will go on together so that guys and girls can mingle.
The practice continues in the working world where, with Japan’s rigorous work culture, time to meet potential dates is limited.
Typically a single guy and girl who know each other will invite their coworkers as well as friends from other companies so that the end result is that most people at the don’t know each other, and the rest stagger home alone.
The men and women sit opposite each other, and once the drink is flowing the conversation gets rowdier, until the end of the night when those who want to pair off do so.
However, do keep the dangers in mind, do everything you can to stay safe, and leave at once if things are going in a direction you’re not happy with.
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