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This picture taken on November 23, 2012 shows cartoon character masks... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Cartoon,Horizontal,Japan,Mask - Disguise,North,Party - Social Event,Saitama Prefecture,Showing,Social Issues,Suburb,Table,Tokyo - JapanPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPThis picture taken on November 23, 2012 shows cartoon character masks displayed on a table prior to a match-making party in Washinomiya, Saitama prefecture, in the northern suburbs of Tokyo. Self-confessed geeks in Japan who might ordinarily be too shy to ask someone on a date are trying a new kind of matchmaking: wearing cartoon character masks. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)