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  • Young Japanese choose cash over kisses
  • Young Japanese choose cash over kisses
    MartaMaria Fontana (2010) ©
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Young Japanese choose cash over kisses

They say that you never forget your first love, especially if it looks like a big wad of cold hard cash. Wait… what? According to a new survey, when asked whether love or money is more important, Japanese 20-somethings are firmly choosing cash over kisses.

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