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MIXED MATCHES

Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Dec 13, 2013
For Canadian traveler, last-minute meeting led to change of heart and new start in Japan
Michelle Takahashi works as an English teacher at a school for families who hope to raise their children in bilingual and multi-cultural environments. Together with Toru, a systems engineer at an IT-related U.S. company, and their two sons, she now lives in Kodaira, western Tokyo.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Aug 19, 2013
Mitaka pair find flexibility key in navigating values
Almost 33 years since their first encounter in 1980, Bill Achilles, who hails from Geneva, New York, and his wife, Michiko, from Tokyo say they share more or less the same values — by merging Japanese and American cultures.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Jul 29, 2013
Haiku brought together Polish-Japanese couple
They say that languages bring people closer together and bridge distances. So, too, does the Internet.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Mar 19, 2013
Couple find happiness, plan to settle for life
Joerg Schnackenberg, 51, from Germany, and his wife, Teruka, 59, met in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, in 1995. Joerg, a biochemist who came to Japan right after finishing his Ph.D. at a German university, had been working at a private marine technology institute in Kamaishi for three years. Teruka, a nihonga (traditional Japanese painting) artist from Tokyo, was living in the coastal city with her husband and three children.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Nov 13, 2012
Print engineer slows down international nomad
Nara native Atsushi Takagi and Mihaela Serbulea from Bucharest met in 2003 when Mihaela gave a lecture on SARS for an international exchange organization in which Atsushi is a member.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Oct 16, 2012
Well-traveled Brit wins woman with 'cheeky smile'
Dave Greatbanks of England met his future wife, Mimari, in 2000 when he was teaching English at a language school in Niigata that she attended once a week after work.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Sep 25, 2012
Cheers! Wine shop serves as a bridge for couple
Jamie Paquin and Nozomi Mihara, who jointly own an all-Canadian wine shop that opened in Tokyo last year, met by chance at a cafe six years ago.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Jul 24, 2012
Psychology, counseling interests unite couple
Japanese-American John Shiomi, 40, and his wife, Misako, 32, met in the city of Fukuoka in January last year. Misako had posted a message about wanting a friend in the online version of Fukuoka Now, a free publication for foreigners in the area.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Jul 3, 2012
All systems go for happy international campers
Shiro Matsuoka, 39, from Kawasaki, and Zhang Yi, 33, who hails from Changchung, China, first met in 2004 when they were working part-time at a McDonald's in Tokyo.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Jun 12, 2012
Couple move to the beat of a different drum
American Chris Holland and Lisa Kakinoki from Yokohama, both 26, first met in 2006 when they were studying at J.F. Oberlin University in Tokyo.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
May 22, 2012
'Cutest' girl counsels 'distinguished' Ohioan to aisle
Nicholas Canalos, 31, from Ohio, and Akiko, 29, who hails from Saitama Prefecture, both studied and aspired at university to become English teachers — in their respective home countries.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Apr 10, 2012
Architect builds bridge to Thai wife
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.
Japan Times
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Mar 13, 2012
Sansei's pursuit of love overcomes distance
Dale Araki is a third-generation Japanese-American who spent most of his childhood in Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina before settling in San Francisco.
Japan Times
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Feb 14, 2012
Sharing a raft: Things click from get-go
Hiroshi Kato, 40, born in Sendai and raised in Kawasaki, met his wife Ying — from Harbin in northeast China — in Tokyo in fall 2007.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Dec 6, 2011
Pair's engagement blossomed in China
Kazunobu Seto and his wife, Robin, met in his hometown of Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, in 2004.
Japan Times
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Nov 15, 2011
Musical couple's commitment helps husband beat addiction
American Mike Rogers and his wife, Yuka, of Kanagawa Prefecture, met at an HMV store in Toshima Ward, Tokyo, in 1992.
Japan Times
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Sep 27, 2011
Jamaica coffee, music recipe for success
Yukiko Ariga, 39, a Tokyo native, visited Jamaica, where her friend was living, twice on holiday because she loved reggae music. Eventually, she decided that she wanted to do something different in her life, so she went to live and work in the Caribbean nation in 1998.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / MIXED MATCHES
Sep 20, 2011
Juvenile issues bring couple together
Vincent Marx, 47, from the U.S. state of Washington, and his wife Emiko, a Tokyo native, first met at a juvenile detention center in Seattle in 1992.
Japan Times
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Aug 9, 2011
Top blogger illustrates Chinese wife's struggles
W ith his winning of the prestigious Alpha Blogger Awards 2010, Tokyo-based cartoonist Junichi Inoue is now recognized as one of the most influential Japanese bloggers.
Japan Times
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Jul 5, 2011
North America midway destination
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.

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