National Nov 12, 2013

Bill leveling inheritance rights hit for falling short

The Cabinet approved a bill Tuesday to amend the Civil Code so that it will grant the same inheritance rights to legitimate and illegitimate children in line with a Supreme Court decision in September, but critics say it falls short. The Diet is expected to ...

Editorials Sep 6, 2013

Belated justice in inheritance cases

It is unfortunate that it took so long for the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a Civic Code provision that discriminated against children born out of wedlock.