Michael Ramirez, son of Ronald Ramirez and Lola Quan-Ramirez of La Crescenta, and Rina Onoyama from Osaka, Japan, were married in Kobe, Japan, in July.
The ceremony, conducted in English and Japanese, took place at Ravimana Resort, in a glass chapel with the ocean and palm trees as a backdrop. The reception and after party was held at the resort. Truly an international affair, the wedding was attended by the groom's family from California and the bride's family from Japan, as well as friends from Canada, Australia and other parts of the United States.
The couple met in Osaka, where the groom has been teaching English in a technical high school for the last four years. He attended Crescenta Valley High School and is a graduate of UC San Diego with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
The bride is a teacher at a private English preschool. She has a degree in English from Osaka University. They were introduced to each other at a picnic by mutual friends. The bride and groom are residing in Osaka, Japan, but plan to make California their home.