Some of these countries include Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, etc.
For this article, I will speak only about Japan; having been there myself.
This means that the avoidance of responsibility and duplicity could be more prevalent depending on the situation.
On the bright side most of what I will mention below could be fixed by simply making it clear from the beginning what you will and will not tolerate.
This happens even if the wife is not working, which is also common as Japan still has a large portion of married women who are homemakers. I had a taste for Onigiri [steamed rice balls] which I don’t have here but that is okay. I just cannot stand such blatant and poor attempts to manipulate me. Being seen as a complainer is one of the worse things possible in Japan.