Case Study: Sources of Psychological Stress for a Japanese Immigrant Wife

  • Noriko KuwanoEmail author


Miho is a 32-year-old married Japanese woman who accompanied her husband on his posting overseas, together with their 2-year-old child. Before marriage, Miho worked for 2 years as a contract employee at a trading company after graduating from junior college. Six months ago, they relocated from a large metropolitan area in Japan to a suburban area near a big city on the east coast of the USA. In Japan, she had been a full-time homemaker who provided support for her busy husband and cared for their child. By contrast, moving with a young child to another country in which she was not fluent in the language meant that she started her life in the USA with a great deal of anxiety.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Nursing DepartmentOita University of Nursing and Health SciencesOitaJapan

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