I had to smile when I read the Green-eyed Geisha’s post, “Things to Love about Japanese Girls.” There are many interesting observations on Japanese women. A few peculiar observations deal with purses, heels and handkerchiefs. Be sure to leave your feedback on the Green-eyed Geisha’s blog and here, of course! Hmm! I need to send Kimono Girl to the Green-eyed Geisha, that’s a must-have in my wife’s hometown.

Yes you did read that right. I know the J-ladies catch quite a lot of flack from me and other foreign women here but in the interest of mixing it up a little, I thought I’d dedicate this one to them.

I have found some admirable qualities of the ladies native to this island chain, albeit some of them used to be material for humorous scorn, but after running into an old friend I hadn’t seen since being a university student here, I realized that I was both stomping around in heels and carrying my big red leather bag in the crook of my arm just so. Like they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So here it is, my under-construction list of those qualities I have come to know and love.

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