Meeting a Friend
The woman was from Sanda in Hyogo prefecture, Japan. She was 27 and was getting ready to go out to meet a man she had been talking to over a social networking website. The man was a foreigner, not Japanese and the site was designed so that men such as him could coordinate with Japanese women in order to meet up.
The young woman’s potential date was American and the two had been talking about getting together for some time. As far as her friends and family knew, the man’s name was Jay and he was from New York. She had even met with him before and the newest date was just the latest step in what could be a real, meaningful relationship…