Disaster Leaves Unexpected Impact on Rural Japan's Marriage Migrants (image) Tohoku University Share Print E-Mail Caption An estimated 400,000 migrant women have married men living in rural areas of Japan, including the regions around Tohoku (pictured). Many migrants become isolated due to language barriers and lack of social networks. Credit Tohoku University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.