20 Aug '11, 11pm

More say "I do" after Japan crises: By Michiyo Ishida | Posted: 21 August 2011 0601 hrs JAPAN: Reports have said...

More say "I do" after Japan crises: By Michiyo Ishida | Posted: 21 August 2011 0601 hrs JAPAN: Reports have said...

JAPAN: Reports have said that since the March 11 disasters, many couples in Japan had been postponing their wedding dates -- but those in the wedding industry say that's not the case. In fact, since April, there's been an increasing number of wedding ceremonies -- more than those held at the same time last year. One couple, who wedded recently, are Mr Jiro Yamashita, and Ms Tamao Iwata. They chose to celebrate their special day in a church, designed by American architect, Kendrick Bangs Kellogg. The distinctive building is located at an upscale mountain resort in Karuizawa, 150 kilometers from Tokyo. Bride Tamao Iwata said: "We didn't think about holding a wedding. That's where we started. But since we decided to hold one, we worked towards creating something special." Tamao said her father was against her marrying Jiro, a drummer with no fixed income. But things changed a...

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