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One important factor is sheer numbers. If we look at official statistics for Japanese residents from Western countries as of the census , men certainly outnumber women in Japan—by a ratio of almost 2-to-1 if we exclude short-term residents and diplomats it's 3-to-2 if they're included. However, let's take a closer look the difference for a moment. For example, let's consider the United Kingdom: In Japan, there are over 11, male British long-term residents and nearly 4, female residents, most in the 20 to 60 age group. While that's nearly 3-to-1 in favor of men, marriages among residents show an even larger gap.
Gone are the days when marriages were planned and conducted traditionally. Nowadays, Technological advancement has made life easier and manageable. In fact, it has made everything possible- even conducting a marriage over a world wide web.
Hinata Hallinan from Tokyo who came to Ireland three years ago. She came to learn English, met an Irishman and got married and she now teaches ballet to adults. Photograph: Alan Betson.