Traditional japanese dating customs
Though traditionally gifts are not given for birthdays or Christmas, this is becoming a modern Japan gift giving custom.
Gifts or Omiyage (souvenirs) given to family, friends and co-workers are expected upon returning from a trip.
The most important and historical change in the Japanese marital system was brought about through the rise of "bushi" warriors in the 13th and 14th centuries.
The change from the age of aristocracy to the age of the shoguns led to a change from the old practice of �muko-iri� to the new practice of �yome-iri�.
A young man would typically visit the young lady of his choice at her home.