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Greetings from Japan my intro

#1 User is offline   gaijinmama 

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 04:19 AM

Hello. I've been living abroad for 21 years now. I'm an American expatriate living in Japan with my Japanese husband and our ten year-old twins. My daughter is deaf and has cerebral palsy, so we have some interesting challenges as a bi-cultural family. I'm interested in special education around the world, literature, and bilingualism.

I'm a writer - author of the novel Losing Kei (published in the U.S.) and the picture book Playing for Papa (published in Spain). I've also edited three anthologies, including Call Me Okaasan: Adventures in Multicultural Mothering (Wyatt Mackenzie Publishing) which was published earlier this month. Perhaps this book would be of interest to mothers in this forum, as it is a collection of 20 essays by women around the world on the joys and challenges or raising a child across two or more cultures.

Cheers,

Suzanne Kamata
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 08:13 AM

Dear Suzanne,
thanks a lot for this beautiful introduction, and you can indulge as much as you wish on self promotion laugh.gif, I believe and hope lots of women will learn from your experience.

I am Claudia, one of the founder and coordinator of this website, I mainly work on the Italian section, but I am passioned by intercultural encounters, and I was really happy to find your message today.
On the Italian section we just published an interview to an Italian expatmother who has 5 children, one of them is disabled. When I read your post today, I thought I will try to translate it in English, so that can share more experiences and continue discussing about this certainly challenging situation.

Welcome, and I hope that you'll come back to visit sorcerer.gif

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 04:24 AM

Hi Suzanne,
Welcome on the forum. I am sure we'll have plenty to discuss.
Hope to read you soon.
Lise, Equipe francophone d'Expatclic
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