Valentine's Day in Japan: Is love in the air?

It is the stuff of fairy-tale romance fantasies, a trope of lovey-dovey scenes in Japanese high school dramas and anime. A girl, having lost sleep for days, plucks up her courage and shyly hands over a box of chocolates to her love interest – on Valentine’s Day.

Today, the most romantic day of the year in many countries, is, however, celebrated quite differently in Japan.

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