Foreign brides fill the gap in rural Japan

Bachelors looked abroad after eligible regional girls fled town life for town

by Takuya Asakura

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

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

The ladies — all foreign brides — kept their domiciles in Southern Korea 13 years back to marry guys in this town, which includes a populace of around 6,000.