Jacek Strakowski from Poland and Mai Usami from Tokyo have information technology to thank for bringing and keeping them together.

About six years ago, Jacek, who went to Australia to attend an IT college, encountered Mai, then a university student from Fuchu in Tokyo, at an English-language school in Sydney.

Mai stayed for only three weeks and returned to Japan. But the young couple continued to correspond through e-mail. Then Jacek moved to Japan three years ago and began working as an IT engineer in Tokyo and Mai got a job at a transportation company.