Around the world, people are getting out of the winter holiday mood to get into the mood all about love! Even in Japan, the glamour from the winter holidays is still in the air for Valentine’s Day with heart-shaped trinkets all over the country and lovers handing out special gifts to those they care about. It’s only since the 50s that people in Japan could find heart-shaped goodies and chocolates in the stores to gift for Valentine’s Day. But since then, it’s been enthusiastically embraced! Japan celebrates the holiday just a little bit differently from their Western counterparts with women being the primary gifters, and the favor gets returned on White Day in March. Chocolates are given to friends or to those who are a little bit more than friends, meaning there is no shortage of sweet treats to be found and enjoyed by all. Though the spring sun isn’t shining quite yet, warm yourself from the inside out with the delicious treats in with this month’sBe My ValentineBokksu!