In Japan, too, like in the most remote banana republic one can know, Valentine's day is the day for people in love. No need to say that here all show windows, shelves in the department stores,and any other exposable surfaces are overloaded with gifts and presents. The most popular is chocolate: it comes in either one piece or hundred pieces boxes, either simple design or complex one, either flavoured or not, either home made or not, it is sold out. Though, here, the gifts exchange doesn't happen in contemporary, indeed on February 14 the girls only make efforts to find the perfect present, and only one month after, March 14, the guys on the White Day will give back the present.In addition, price serves as a marker, different types of gift exixt: there's the gift for the lover and the gift for the collegues, this last one being a symbolic way to promote and maintain good relatioship with coworkers. So far so good, living in a place where the respect for traditions is welcome, together with the other girls of the group I bought chicolate candies for boss and collegues. They say that this thought will be given back also from the collegues the next month..so I am waiting and wondering now.