This is a general question that I'm hoping Solong, Wwanderer, Johnnyboy, Tag management, Zaphod, really anyone who is experienced, might be able to answer. 1. Do Japanese women even have a sense of humor? Of course I know the answer is yes, but I have yet to discover what makes Japanese girls laugh. 2. I've heard the term "American Joke," often by women- even those I've slept with. Is there any aspect of Western humor that translates over? 3. Should I just give up trying to charm Japanese women by being funny? My use of humor doesn't seem to be helping or hurting. I just feel out of place not bring able to make a girl laugh though. I know the problem is me and the humor I use. But in the U.S. and South America I've made plenty of girls laugh. I've even had good success in rural China! There's something I'm missing here. Anyway, I thought this might be an interesting and fruitful discussion.