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A Shizuoka couple in their 20s filed a lawsuit Thursday over the six-month ban on remarriage for newly divorced women, calling it unconstitutional. They are seeking ¥3 million in compensation.

A related measure has left the couple’s 5-month-old son without a koseki entry in the family register, plunging the boy into legal limbo and potentially depriving him of education and recognition by the state.

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