It’s better to show her only limited body contact on a first date to avoid unnecessary misunderstandings.
Girls get careful sometimes to protect themselves from unfaithful guys. For example, when going through crowds, you can take her hand and lead her not to get lost.
For many western men, dating a Japanese woman is a fantasy come true.
Mystery, myth and a special kind of sensuality surrounds Japanese women.
To be honest, I know a lot of women who feel downright ugly in Japan and leave because dating is so miserable.
They return to their own country where they have a chance at love and I don’t blame them.
Body Contact is one of the good ways you two get closer, but it’s rather risky on the very first date.
Maybe you want to show your feelings by plenty of body contact, but if you want to build a serious relationship, take it slow and be patient.
Thus, your dating conduct will be guided by the expectations of your relationship.
At the end of a successful first date, you might want to hug or kiss her. Japanese girls sometimes give you “just being nice” smiles even if she didn’t feel the date was fun. It may confuse you, but her body languages cannot tell a lie.
You can judge if she already likes you by her body language and attitude.
In Japan, no matter how good your Japanese is, how many Japanese friends you have, or how well you speak the language, you will always be the foreigner.
There’s a teacher at my school who is half Belgian and half Okinawan. They have their own rules, social cues, and expectations. I’m not an expert, but I think almost three years of observation has me qualified to know some things.