Kyoto issues souvenir marriage certificates to foreign newlyweds

Apr 10, 2015

Kyoto issues souvenir marriage certificates to foreign newlyweds

The city of Kyoto on Friday began issuing marriage certificates to foreigners who wed in the ancient capital and delivered the first one to a British couple. The certificate bears the signature of Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa and contains a congratulatory message from him. ...

China's first museum on filial piety opens

Apr 3, 2015

China's first museum on filial piety opens

What makes a good son or daughter? At China’s first museum dedicated to the topic of filial piety, the answer seems to be: almost superhuman levels of devotion and sacrifice. Respect for family elders has been a cornerstone of Chinese culture for millenniums, but ...

Bristol Palin to marry U.S. Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer

Mar 15, 2015

Bristol Palin to marry U.S. Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer

Bristol Palin, a reality TV personality and daughter of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is engaged to marry Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer, the couple said on Saturday. “Last night, Sgt Dakota Meyer proposed and I said yes!” Palin, 24, said ...

Mar 4, 2015

Update discriminatory Civil Code

The Supreme Court should not hesitate to rule that Civil Code provisions related to marriage surnames and remarriage after divorce are discriminatory and thus unconstitutional.

Vatican whodunit: What happened to books on marriage?

Feb 28, 2015

Vatican whodunit: What happened to books on marriage?

A whodunit is making the rounds at the Vatican. The publisher of a book on traditional Catholic marriage is crying foul, saying someone apparently swiped as many as 100 copies of the book from the Vatican mailboxes of bishops who attended a controversial meeting ...

Feb 26, 2015

South Korea court says adultery law is unconstitutional

South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday struck down a controversial law outlawing adultery and threatening violators with jail. It marked the fifth time in 25 years that the court had considered the constitutionality of a 1953 statute which made South Korea one of the ...

In citadel of romance, Parisians flock to libertine sex clubs

Feb 20, 2015

In citadel of romance, Parisians flock to libertine sex clubs

It’s Valentine’s Day in the world’s most romantic capital and as some couples cozy up in restaurants around Paris, others furtively slip through a purple tinted door for a night of sexual titillation at a libertine club. One by one, accountants, engineers, businessmen and ...