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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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In any country, the men and women sometimes marry outside of their nation…they meet and fall in love when overseas – with students or workers they are in contact with.

Sometimes foreign workers come to Japan and cupid strikes.

There are, of course, any number of other reasons.

The top six countries that are a source of foreign wives for Japanese men are:

6. U.S.A – 0.6%

5. Brazil – 1.1%

4. Thailand – 5.2%

3. Korea – 19.1%

2. Philippines – 28.0%

1. China – 36.7%

Which country have women that you would like to take for a wife?

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2006 Asahi Nenkan

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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