Japanese women will still face 100-day wait to remarry

Mar 8, 2016

Japanese women will still face 100-day wait to remarry

Women will still face a 100-day wait before they can remarry following proposed legal changes approved Tuesday by the Cabinet, a move condemned as discriminatory by a U.N. rights group. The approval by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, on International Women’s Day, came after ...

| Dec 28, 2015

Let's discuss the law on surnames

Plaintiffs contesting family laws that require spouses to choose a single surname expressed shock and anger at Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling, saying it will force more women to suffer the misery of having to change their name upon marriage.

Jul 9, 2015

142 children in Japan not on family registries: survey

At least 142 children in Japan are not recorded on family registries, including seven who have missed periods of schooling. That’s according to an education ministry survey conducted through local educational boards based on data from the Justice Ministry. “We will continue our survey ...