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"Please be a good wife!"

"When I got married, many of my American friends sent me gifts and cards that said things like, "Congratulations! I wish the two of you great happiness in the years to come," or "Congratulations on your wedding. May your days and years together be blessed with great happiness." I also received gifts and cards from Japanese friends. Some of them expressed similar sentiments, but there was one thing many Japanese friends wrote that none of the Americans had. It was, "Congratulations! Please be an excellent wife." Actually they usually wrote it in Japanese: Omedeto gozaimasu. Suteki na okusan ni natte kudasai." Read more...

# posted on 10/08/2002          

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