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Teri Teramoto: A great contribution to Japan-Australia tourism

26 Sep 2021 3:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Teri (Fujiko) Teramoto was one of the first Japanese flight attendants employed by Qantas on the Japan-Australia route in the 1960s. It was a very different time flying; dressed in kimono, Teri's initial role was to assist the male stewards with the first class passengers, mainly Japanese businessmen.

Interviewed by Diane Vukelic, she tells the story of how she came to work for Qantas, and of her later work developing the Japanese group tourism market. Teri now lives in Sydney but travels to and from Japan regularly.

The full interview (click here) includes some wonderful photos.

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