Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe Japanese working wives experiences. Method: Focus group discussion were utilized to conduct a grounded theory to discover if there was stress, coping and perception associated with Japanese working wives. Researchers led one focus group discussion (five subjects). Ages of the subjects were between 25-55 years old, wives worked outside for at least twenty hours a week or more and wives reside with their husbands. Results: The results of this study are as follows: a) Wives believe that their employment is legitimate, b) Japanese wives perceived that employment and household-task is not compatible, c) No or less help from family members, d) Japanese wives did household-task by herself (hard work) e) No request or less request from wives about houshold-tasks, f) Japanese wives believed that household-task and child care are the responsibility of the wives and outside work was considered a husbands`responsibility. Conclusion: The outcome of this study can be applied as grounded work. In nursing intervention it can help understand a married working wives` stress, coping and perception of the double roles which improve women`s quality of life.