Jan 27, 2016

Kremlin silent on report of remarriage by Putin's ex-wife

The Kremlin on Tuesday refused to comment on a report that Vladimir Putin’s ex-wife has remarried, as state media speculated it could pave the way for the president himself to wed again. Questioned during a daily phone briefing, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov was coy ...

Big data used to support marriage hunting in Japan

Dec 31, 2015

Big data used to support marriage hunting in Japan

Regional local governments are increasingly utilizing big data, or huge sets of diverse digital information, to support matchmaking services, with some aiming to stem the exodus of young people to cities. Under one system, the Ehime Prefecture Government has compiled information on participants taking ...

| 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.

Dec 21, 2015

Supreme Court's surname ruling

The Supreme Court's ruling upholding the constitutionality of requiring a married couple to use the same surname included a call on the Diet to examine the issue — which lawmakers should follow.