Putting some thought and effort into organizing a good meal or other event for your first time together will, hopefully, score you a few extra points with your potential partner. Give it at least a month or two of getting to know each other before broaching that particular issue.
Of course, everyone is different, and if she wants to come over to your place earlier, then that’s your call to make.
And also, unlike a noisy café or restaurant, walking around somewhere a little more open and spacious will give you both a little more opportunity to unwind and talk, and really get to know each other. Given their natural shyness, it may be the case that on your first date, your companion may not have much to say for herself.Whilst it is nice if she can speak English, you should also make an effort to try and engage her in her native Japanese if you can.Not only will this put her at ease, but it will also show her that you are making an effort to understand her ways and her culture.Many western guys can misinterpret this as a lack of interest on her part, but that may not be the case.Japanese people in general, I have noticed tend to be more content with the sound of silence than is the case in other cultures. By all means, engage her in conversation as and when you can, but don’t feel awkward if she just wants to sit quietly and enjoy the view for a while.However, I have found that Japanese women like it when the man takes the lead in planning where to go and what to do on a first date.