Voices in Japan

Friction with the Japanese In-laws

June 03, 2020 Voices in Japan
Voices in Japan
Friction with the Japanese In-laws
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Voices in Japan
Friction with the Japanese In-laws
Jun 03, 2020
Voices in Japan

Sam from England joins Ben and Burke to compare her experiences as an English teacher in the early 2000s and as a mother being pressured in recent years by her Japanese in-laws on how she should be raising her children.  The two periods of her life have varied greatly despite both being connected to Japan and its culture.  It is a very insightful conversation highlighting many things that Sam enjoyed about Japan, but also how old-fashioned attitudes towards mothers, especially foreign, can take their toll on family relationships.

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Show Notes

Sam from England joins Ben and Burke to compare her experiences as an English teacher in the early 2000s and as a mother being pressured in recent years by her Japanese in-laws on how she should be raising her children.  The two periods of her life have varied greatly despite both being connected to Japan and its culture.  It is a very insightful conversation highlighting many things that Sam enjoyed about Japan, but also how old-fashioned attitudes towards mothers, especially foreign, can take their toll on family relationships.

Support the show

Website:

https://www.voicesinjapan.com/

Follow us and check out our other content:

https://twitter.com/voicesinjapan

https://www.facebook.com/voicesinjapan/

https://www.instagram.com/voicesinjapan/

Get in touch: 

voicesinjapan@gmail.com