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And here is your obligatory chocolate… February 16, 2009

Filed under: Eating,Four seasons in Japan,Japan — laurel @ 10:49 pm
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Here is an interesting article from the Asahi Shimbun on Valentine’s day in Japan. With the souring economy and Valentine’s falling on Saturday this year, chocolate makers are expecting low sales of giri-choko, or obligation chocolate for bosses and male coworkers. Some Valentine’s haiku from the article follow.

A bittersweet Valentine’s Day expected

“I got e-mail
telling me
the giri-choko offer was cancelled.”

“What I would get this year
will surely be
a chocolate handout.”

“I buy hobi-choko
trying to look
as if it were for my boyfriend.”