2024/07/20 21:26

International couple

The number of international marriages has been increasing these days. According to the Health,Labor and Welfare Ministry’s statistics of movement of population, there were 36030 international marriages in 2003 and this accounted for 4.8% of the total number of marriages. One in every twenty couples is an international marriage and it is becoming more and more common around the world.
Korean husband Mr Yu
Japanese wife Ms Yonezu

Q:Where did you meet for the first time?What was the first impression of each other? 

I got acquainted with her on a pen pal site at the end of 2001. The first time I met her, I was very astonished. She was just like a Korean actress. I wanted to somehow go out with her.
My first impression of him was that he appeared to be honest. While going out with me, he has loved and respected me.

Q: What made you decide to marry? 

She arranged a date when convenient for me, even if she was tired from working a night shift.
I had seen her how she handled herself, and I became to aspire to get married to her.
When I saw him treat my family members kindly as well as me, I was conscious of the possibility of a marriage with him.

 Q: How was your parents’ reaction for that? 

"I have been fond of Japan and listened to Japanese songs since I was a junior high school student, and my parents understood the way I felt. (husband)
My parents were reassured in the knowledge that he can speak Japanese fluently."

 Q: What kind of advantage have you gotten after the international marriage? 

It grows up with the attitude that we try to understand each other.
I could broaden my allowance range as a person.
As I often hear different views, I try to understand the feelings.

Any advices for those who are thinking of having an international marriage?
If you want to get married to someone, it doesn’t matter what nationality he or she has, I think. The one I wanted to marry happened to be Japanese. If you sincerely love someone, that transcends nationalities.

 Q: Give a comment to your wife, please.

I was kind of selfish, but she has waited, I appreciate it. “I won’t smoke any more.” 

Q: Any comment for your husband? 

It can be tough sometimes to live in a foreign country. I want him to rely on me.

They two make a beautiful couple. I hope that they share a long and happy life together.