Foreign brides fill the space in rural Japan

Foreign brides fill the space in rural Japan

Bachelors seemed abroad after qualified regional girls fled town life for town

by Takuya Asakura

TOZAWA, Yamagata Pref. — Cheerful laughter echoed through this snow-covered village within the Tohoku area one early morning as a team of ladies sat right down to talk over tea.

“I saw a speaking that is american one other day and believed to my hubby, ‘He speaks proficient Japanese and even though he could be a foreigner,’ ” one of many females states. “Then my better half stated, ‘You are really a foreigner, too, aren’t you?’ ” This causes another burst of laughter through the ladies.

The ladies — all brides that are foreign kept their houses in Southern Korea 13 years back to marry guys in this town, which has a populace of approximately 6,000. Read more