Together with birthday that is 50th just the corner, Masakazu Takagi faced a challenge provided by legions of Japanese males inside their late 30′s and 40′s: he previously nevertheless maybe perhaps not discovered a bride.
In a tradition that celebrates youth like few other people, where divorces had been unusual until quite recently and marriages that are mid-life rarer, Mr. Takagi’s bachelor status might once have now been permanent. But, determined to protect their household line, he scoured almost all of East Asia on the net and settled for a bride in remote north Asia.
They shared no language. They originated in greatly variable backgrounds, she being of modest social beginning in a remote provincial town, Wuchang, and then he of solid Japanese middle-class origins using this city near Kyoto. Continue reading