Hell yea I love Japan! I used to live there! It was only for a month and a half though but it was awesome lol.
I was actually staying with my pen pal I had started writing when I was in the 3rd grade. We kept in contact (still do, still friends), we'd talk about MMA a lot. Because he trained, his dad was opening a school as well which was way beyond awesome as hell to help with.
We'd sit in the bath together after training, he'd massage me, I him. He'd hug and kiss me on the cheek, and I didn't think he was doing all of that because he wanted to have sex with me. Most people in foreign countries are more old school with greetings and also showing affections to their friends, that would make people in western countries question their sexuality.
Though one of the most weirdest things I did experience is all of these girls, mostly high school girls giggling, and smiling at me. I thought at first something was wrong with me. They were at the school a lot and one of them wanted my shirt so I gave it to her. Then she wanted my fight shorts, I was like omg
My Japanese wasn't too perfect at the time, so I had my friend tell her I didn't have any underwear on because you don't wear any with the fight shorts lmao and that they were the only ones I had, plus they were kind of expensive. He told me later that even though she did think I was cute, she was really inspired because she likes martial arts, and she admired me a lot so I gave her the shorts when I was going back home, they weren't all sweaty of course rofl.