Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi

Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi

About Me
Born in Montreal and raised in New York City, Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi moved to Tokyo to work for The Japan Times after receiving her MFA from Columbia University. She lived in Japan for 30 years, creating an art business, raising a family, and writing extensively about Japan and her growing Jewish identity. In 2017, she moved to Israel with her two children and made aliya soon after. Excerpts and themes from her true life story, The Wagamama Bride: A Jewish Family Saga Made in Japan, have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, Tablet, The Jewish Forward, Chabad.org, Lubavitch International Magazine, The Japan Times, Kyoto Journal, and Asian Jewish Life Magazine.