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The Ogawa Story

Shuichi and Serena met online in 2011, shortly after the Tohoku Earthquake. She was working as an English teacher in Kanagawa Prefecture, while he was from Aichi Prefecture (a 4-hour ride by bullet train). Although they had grown up separated by five years and half the world, the two found that they had more in common with one another than they had ever experienced before.

What began as a long-distance relationship developed quickly into Serena moving to Aichi to be with Shuichi. The two began their life together and were engaged only six months after meeting! Married in the USA one year later on August 13, 2012, the two returned to their permanent home in Japan to begin their life together.

Serena loves the steadiness, kindness, and patience that Shuichi has brought into her life while he praises her for endless smiles, adventures, and a creative mind. The two now reside in Tokyo with their two adorable cats, Mucha and Freyja. They are so ready to be parents to a human child!


Published by serenawogawa

Serena Wyndelin Ogawa lives in Tokyo, Japan with her husband and two cats. After emigrating from the USA in 2008 she toured Japan as an English teacher before finally deciding writing was what she liked best. Her days are spent writing and reading and loving her family and friends!

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