October Virtual Lunch
October 22nd @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (JST)
FEW Japan welcomes you to our virtual lunch table for an intimate conversation about being a trailing spouse and an accidental housewife.
Here we are in the 21st century, and more women are educated and focused on their careers. Yet, some things haven’t changed. Women still tend to follow their husbands’ work to other countries and become accidental housewives.
Do these sound familiar?
- At first, it’s exciting to be living in another country, exploring new places and meeting new people.
- Then comes the frustration: not making your own money, being financially dependent on your spouse and not being fulfilled.
- You worry about being out of the career loop and becoming lazy.
- You have good days and days when you have meltdowns and you take your frustrations out on your spouse.
- You try to relax and enjoy the time and opportunity.
Liz Noh will be our host. She will share her experience as a former expat, a trailing spouse and an accidental housewife. For some background, here’s a story she wrote for FEW before she left Tokyo in 2019.
About our member host Liz Noh:
I have lived in 4 countries: I was born in South Korea, but made in Canada. I lived most of my life in Toronto, Canada. I was an expat in Tokyo (twice) and Zurich, Switzerland. Before I became a trailing spouse and an accidental housewife, I was a journalist for 15 years in Canada and Japan. In Canada, I was a newspaper reporter, a magazine writer, and a news producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). I was also a research analyst for the G7 Research Group at the University of Toronto. I attended ten G7 Summits since 1995, both as an analyst and as a journalist. In Tokyo, I was an English news editor for NHK World and Kyodo News. Currently, I’m living in my 5th country, the US. Life as a trailing spouse led me to New York City and then to Charlotte, North Carolina.
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