Gaijin wives in Japan

Blogs from Gaijin wives living in Japan

This is a list of blogs written by foreign wives married to Japanese men living in Japan. They often are very personal about the family but also give good insights of the challenges of international marriages.

Gaijin wife blog directory

Okaasan and Me – Blog about the home life with an elderly Japanese lady (Okaasan) who has to live with a not-so-sweet foreign daughter-in-law (Oyomesan).

Gaijinwife – Gaijinwife is 34 and lives in rural Japan with her Japanese husband, three kids and mother in law. She uses her blog to write about her daily life, to rant and to vent.

Life in Rural Japan – Jo lives in a small town in southern Japan. She lives with her two children and Japanese husband and is learning more everyday about the world of Japanese agriculture and culture.

International Marriage – what do you get when you cross a yank with an old time samurai and add a toddler and a baby to the mix? yeah, we don’t know either. come join us on our journey and find out what international marriage is all about.

Chrysanthemum Mum – An English woman who has worked in Japan since 2000 and now living in downtown Tokyo with herJapanese husband and their two children.

Always Leaving Things UnfinisheI’ve decided I need a place to vent. Getting married and having a baby in Japan isn’t half as easy as I thought it would be and I find myself going a little bit mental sometimes when I have nowhere to rant about how much I hate/love Japan and my life here.  Learn more…

And her inaka life This blog is intended as a means to keep my family up-to-date but I’m hoping to meet other girlfriends/wives of Japanese men living in Japan. Learn more…

Our Lil Monster A blog about the author’s personal life in Japan. Learn more…


Life in Japan with toddlers This blog is about the life of a European women married to a Japanese and living in Saitama with her young kids. Learn more…


KA International Mothers in KA International Mothers in Japan is a very interesting blog made by and for foreign mothers in Japan. In this blog you will discover the profile and story of foreign moms living in Japan but even more than this you will find a great community to share your problems, questions and information. Learn more…

Jojoebi designsJojoebi Designs This blog is about the life in Japan of a British woman raising her child and organizing time, creating crafts and so on. Learn more…


The Nomad's LandThe Nomad’s Land A blog about a Gaijin wives to be living in Sapporo. With food and travel reviews discover the beauty of Sapporo. Learn more…

7 Responses to “Gaijin wives in Japan”

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  2. Marriage is the sweetest thing that can happen to any body


  3. Nice to read some things I can relate to in my intercultural marriage!


  4. i need to take a look and read all these blogs! my boyfriend is japanese and i have to say he’s all i was looking for in a man!


  5. Great list and great blogs! I live in Japan and read many of these blogs myself.


  6. Great list- know a few of these ladies myself. Living and blogging in Japan is what many of us that live here do!


  7. Can you also add my blog to the list? I blog and draw comics at “Texan in Tokyo” ( about my daily life in Japan with my husband (who is Japanese).


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