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 to your Japan Times’ popular columnist Jean Pearce, hoping to relate with other people in comparable circumstances.
This is in a time where travel that is overseas nevertheless a pricey luxury in the most common of individuals, and never all households in Japan also possessed a phone yet.
“I happened to be surprised to listen to about Joan, but didn’t compose in as I had been just getting settled into our very very first house that is little Tokyo,” claims Nakamura, whom came across her husband while going to college in Japan. “But then Jean Pearce’s announcement that is second a luncheon at TAC (the Tokyo American Club) in September really caught my attention.”
Minimal did Nakamura understand that this occasion will be the catalyst for the launching of AFWJ (the Association of Foreign spouses of Japanese), an organization that is nationwide marks its half century anniversary this month. Nakamura, who has got simply celebrated her 50th loved-one’s birthday and it is now situated in Yokohama, is a working user from the outset.
Attendees wasn’t expected to RSVP for the very first conference in 1969, therefore everybody was astonished whenever around 50 females turned up at TAC. “AFWJ celebrates 50 several years of uniting ladies” の続きを読む