Irishman lets chips fall, finds love

| Jan 10, 2009

Irishman lets chips fall, finds love

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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 different ...

Brought together by fate — and a whim

| Oct 4, 2008

Brought together by fate — and a whim

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Rajesh and Kayo Prasad have no doubt they were destined to marry. In 1996, almost on a whim Rajesh, from Manipur in northeastern India, entered Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, where he met his future wife, Kayo Shiozaki. A friend had reminded him the university ...

| Aug 23, 2008

Long-distance becomes longtime romance

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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 in ...