Irishman lets chips fall, finds love

| Jan 10, 2009

Irishman lets chips fall, finds love

by Natsuko Fukue

Neither Frankie Lafferty nor Saika Kojima ever thought they would wed a foreigner. But nine months after their first encounter in 2004, the two registered for marriage in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture. Frankie, a 35-year-old English teacher from Ireland, first expected Japan to be completely ...

| Aug 23, 2008

Long-distance becomes longtime romance

by Akemi Nakamura

Felix Moesner met Makiko Aikawa in 1991 when he was doing a one-year robotics internship at Toshiba Corp. and a home-stay at her grandmother’s house in Yokohama. Then a university student, she often visited after cooking classes at a restaurant nearby. They eventually fell ...