Marriage to a non-Japanese (Spanish)

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(Spanish) Many Japanese wanted to marry me, but miai, do you understand miai? What one calls (but I am unsure) ‘Japanese style.’ This was done, but the situation told me, “he is in my house the day after tomorrow, and he is going to prepare dinner because there is a pretty young Nisei…but you don’t have to say no,” he said. It will reflect the ‘miai’, if I cannot say no. Therefore, [I say] no. Besides I was working on the radio and making contact with many more Argentine girls than Japanese girls. I eventually married a western girl.

Date: February 23, 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interviewer: Takeshi Nishimura, Ricardo Hokama
Contributed by: Centro Nikkei Argentino

arranged marriage miai

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