Architect builds bridge to Thai wife

| Apr 10, 2012

Architect builds bridge to Thai wife

by Mami Maruko

Yoichi Kubota, a scholar in environmental planning and design, met Patmakorn Suntharothok, who was to become his future wife, for the first time when she was studying business management in the United States 12 years ago. Pat (short for Patmakorn) happened to be researching ...

Pair's engagement blossomed in China

| Dec 6, 2011

Pair's engagement blossomed in China

by Mami Maruko

Kazunobu Seto and his wife, Robin, met in his hometown of Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, in 2004. Robin, from Thunder Bay, Ontario, was a teacher on a one-year contract at an English conversational school in Kanazawa. They met at a sports club they had both ...

North America midway destination

| Jul 5, 2011

North America midway destination

by Mami Maruko

Kim and Junko Knudsen’s house is full of American primitive country decor they brought back from their honeymoon in the U.S. South. The couple love country music, too, and plan to live in the United States or Canada in the near future. Kim, 41, ...

Pair go together like pasta, dessert

| May 3, 2011

Pair go together like pasta, dessert

by Mami Maruko

“People around us tell us that we’re like meoto-manzai (stand up comedians). We’re always surrounded by laughter,” says Atsuko Nonogaki Planeta, 43. “We’re talking all the time. I never get bored,” Paolo Planeta, from Genoa, Italy, adds. Paolo, 37, and Atsuko met in Tokyo ...