Places to Meet Japanese women in NYC - Japan Singles in New York City


The Japanese in New York City are among the most affluent and educated of all other immigrant groups. And yet their numbers are relatively small, especially when compared to much larger Chinese-origin or East European immigrants. So if you want to meet Japanese women to date, you have to know where to look. Here are some places where you can come across attractive and smart Japanese ladies who, if you are lucky, may also be single.

TIP: has many Japanese single women from NYC as their members.

Explore certain neighborhoods

New York City is known as the melting pot of various ethnicities and cultures. Interestingly the city has certain pockets where migrants or descendents of a particular country or ethnicity tend to live and do business. There is the Chinatown for people of Chinese origin and also Little Italy for those whose antecedents go back to the sunny country. However there is no marked area where the Japanese reside. This is partly due to the reason that Japanese are rather few in numbers and thus spread thinly; for instance compared to 305,000 Chinese, and a total of 45,000 immigrants in the region, there are only around 20,000 Japanese in NYC. Also most of them belong to a transient population. Many are business executives or other white-collar workers who have been posted here for three to five years. There are also university students enjoying time abroad and artists drawn to the city’s cosmopolitan ambience. Nevertheless if you explore certain neighborhoods in New York City, you might have a decent chance of running into pretty female residents. Among the most vibrant pockets of Japanese presence in the city are Astoria, Queens, which has roughly 1,300 residents, and Yorkville, on the Upper East Side, which has about 1,100, according to census estimates. In the suburbs, Westchester and Bergen Counties have significant populations of about 5,000 and 6,000 Japanese, respectively.

Become part of Japanese institutions

Even though there are no prominent political or civil Japanese lobbies among the Japanese residents of New York City, there are several institutions which are devoted to the promotion Japanese art and culture. You can either visit them once every while to check out other attractive enthusiasts or better still, join any of these for a while to get a deeper understanding and appreciation of the unique culture of Japan. This way you are likelier to come in touch with the regulars at the institute and have several chances of meeting single women. The Japan Society located at 333 East 47th Street is one of the earliest and also the best-known cultural organizations which not only periodically organizes music concerts, exhibitions and workshops but acts as networking point for local Japanese population. For instance after the devastating tsunami in Japan last year, the Japan Society took the lead in local relief efforts, raising $249,000 and hosting a benefit concert in April this year. One of the newer groups is the Japanese-Americans, Japanese in America found in 2004. Apart from cultural institutions, you can also frequent meetings and events hosted by more formal associations like the Japanese-American Association of New York, founded more than a century ago and with more than eight hundred members at present. Then there are the social dos hosted by the Japanese Consulate in NYC as well as those organized by the Japanese American business associations; while you may have to bring all your networking resources to acquire invitations to these events, the chances of meeting successful and professional women will be definitely higher.

Places of worship

Again Japanese are rather traditional people and are quite faithful to their spiritual values. Thus one of the best ways you can meet Japanese women is to frequent places of worship; one of these is New York Japanese Church, an evangelical Christian congregation in Tuckahoe. Then there is the Westchester Japanese Church, also in Tuckahoe as well as the Union Japanese Church in Westchester. The New York Buddhist Church also attracts a healthy section of Japanese men and women who like to remain in touch with their ancient traditions.

Dining establishments

It is now quite a while since the world including New York City learnt to appreciate the delicate tastes and exotic arrangement of Japanese cuisine. As such every global city has its share of sushi bars and Japanese restaurants. In fact NYC has some of the best destinations for enjoying traditional Japanese cuisine which could even prove to be great places to meet singles, especially from the fairer sex. Get to know the hostesses and make them like you. If they aren’t interested, they might know a friend who would be. Among the best known sushi restaurants in New York City are the EN Japanese Brasserie, Brushstroke, Chado, Hakubai, Izakaya Ten and Jewel Bako.

Popular hangouts

However if you don’t have the time or resources to indulge in fine dining ever so often you can simply hang out at the sake bars and karaoke bars which attract a healthy number of Japanese singles. In New York City, many of these are located along St. Marks Place and Ninth Street in the East Village. In fact Japanese people are rather famous for their fascination with karaoke, and a karaoke bar is a great place to meet groups of Japanese women. Apart from such watering holes, markets and grocery stores stocking traditional Japanese wares can also be effective ways of meeting Japanese women. One of the most notable of these is the Mitsuwa Marketplace at a mall in Edgewater, N.J. A visit to the store can feel like a trip to Japan, with aisles offering dried seafood and every variety of soy sauce while a Ramen soup restaurant, snack bars and even a travel agency are housed in the store.

Japanese culture is famous worldwide for its elegance, precision, adherence to tradition and humility. And its women embody all these qualities most beautifully. So while meeting prospective partners from this culture might require some time, the final result is likely to be well worth your efforts.