Godiva Causes a Stir in Japan by Urging Women to Stop Buying Chocolates for Male Coworkers

Chocolatier calls out Valentine's Day custom

Godiva has made waves in Japan this month by questioning a Valentine’s Day tradition in which women are expected to buy giri choco, or “obligation chocolate,” for male coworkers as a thank-you for their support and cooperation throughout the year.

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