By equigreen - December 3rd, 2019
A fellow American living with a Japanese husband in Niigata Prefecture in the summer of 1969, Beverly Nakamura had only been married a few weeks when she read about Joan Itoh. Itoh had printed in towards the Japan Times’ popular columnist Jean Pearce, hoping to interact with other people in comparable circumstances.
It was in a period where overseas travel had been nevertheless a costly luxury in the most common of men and women, rather than all households in Japan also possessed a phone yet.
“I happened to be astonished to know about Joan, but didn’t compose in as I had been simply getting settled into our very very first house that is little Tokyo,” claims Nakamura, whom came across her spouse while going to college in Japan. “But then Jean Pearce’s announcement that is second a luncheon at TAC (the Tokyo United states Club) in September actually caught my attention.”
Minimal did Nakamura understand that this occasion is the catalyst for the launching of AFWJ (the Association of Foreign spouses of Japanese), a nationwide company that marks its half century anniversary this month. Read More