Japan considering online marriage and divorce registrations

National Oct 9, 2020

Japan considering online marriage and divorce registrations

The government is considering the introduction of online procedures to register marriages and divorces, Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa said Friday. "We're considering scrapping (the requirement for) the use of seals to register marriages and divorces," Kamikawa told a news conference. "We're carrying out studies to ...

European Parliament urges Japan to revamp child custody rules

National Jul 9, 2020

European Parliament urges Japan to revamp child custody rules

The European Parliament adopted a resolution Wednesday urging Japan to improve its child custody rules, under which European parents in Japan have little recourse in the event of domestic child abduction by a Japanese spouse. Members of the parliament are "concerned over the high number ...

Flirting with danger: Message apps add to China marital woes

Asia Pacific Jun 18, 2020

Flirting with danger: Message apps add to China marital woes

Echo couldn't figure out why her Shanghai businessman husband routinely came home well past midnight, straining their 10-year marriage — until she looked at his phone. Flirtatious messages from other women revealed a pattern of affairs facilitated by WeChat, China's top messaging app. WeChat and other ...