Perhaps due to the lack of high dedication to religion, Japanese people tend to be very free with their choices (just as Nietzsche or Jean-Paul Sartre describe it).
Therefore, expect your Japanese girlfriend to be independent (especially on you) and busy with her work.
This is not just a feature of Japanese women, but of many women and even men around the world.
The way we think is still a little bit old style and it is very difficult for westerners to understand this in my opinion.
While men work hard to reach higher rank in companies, women “normally” work for companies, shop, restaurant but rarely become owner or president.
Normally, most of men start working right after university or even before because in our culture, work is priority.
It is not unsual to start at 7h00 am and finish the day at 11h00 pm.
You can find many Japanese women really good at English, generally from an international school though.
Despite countless Japanese taking English classes from school throughout the university, it is believed that many may be really good at it but afraid of making mistakes and, therefore, prefer not to speak it as often.
If you ask them to hang out, you have to give the specific time and date to know if they are free.
At a young age, Japanese people are advised to have a part-time job, especially for university students.
Tatemae is the behavior or opinion the Japanese individual portrays to the public and Honne the true feelings and desires that she has.