According to the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, in 2005 it was estimated that around 6.2% of marriages in Japan are arranged via omiai.
Later, during the Tokugawa period (1603–1868) the practice of miai spread to other urban classes trying to emulate samurai customs.
While many Japanese date and marry in the name of love, quite a few view marriage pragmatically, as a means to an end or an unavoidable obligation.
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