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February 14, 2011

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In Japan, the women give chocolate to the men on Valentine's Day, including to their male coworkers (known as "obligation chocolate"). Apparently, this is because of a typo on the original 1936 ad campaign introducing the holiday to the country. In the 1980s, the candy industry introduced White Day on March 14, where the men give white chocolate or other white things to the women who gifted them. The value of the men's White Day gift is supposed to be two to three times as expensive as the women's Valentine's Day gift. Yes, the Japanese really do this.


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