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An American housewife's husband is offered a position in Japan to work on a multinational project. After much soul-searching they accept, and their lives are never the same. From 1994 to 1997, they lived in the countryside in housing specifically designed for Westerners, surrounded with friendly neighbors from The European Union, Canada, Russia Japan and America. Life in J ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by Infinity Publishing (PA) (first published September 1st 2000)
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Lorna Collins
May 25, 2010 Lorna Collins rated it really liked it
Pauline had a somewhat similar experience to ours, except she was in a small company compound, and we lived in a nearly totally Japanese area. Like us, she attempted to see and learn as much as possible during her stay. I related to many of her experiences. However, there were many others which were different. We lived in Takarazuka near Osaka; she was in a small town closer to Tokyo. She mentioned the import company in Kobe; the owners were good friends. For a feel for what it's like to live in ...more
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Great book if you are taking a trip to Japan or plan on living there. The author did a fabulous job on descriptions and how she had to adjust to the Japanese roads, language and lifestyle. Linda Meckler
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A native of Clinton, Massachusetts, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and a longtime resident of Southern California, Pauline Hager presently lives in La Jolla, California with her husband, Randy. The Hagers lived in Japan from 1994 to 1997. Upon their return, Ms. Hager wrote a book about her fascinating experiences, Memoirs of an American Housewife in Japan. Giorgi's Greek Tragedy i ...more
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