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PEQUOT LAKES – A chance encounter at a Japanese shopping mall in 1996 changed Midori Marcum’s life forever.

The Pine River mother of two never considered she’d ever live anywhere other than in Japan; she was born and raised in Akita, Japan. She had majored in fashion in college and had studied to become a master traditional Japanese dancer. She had danced since she was 4.


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