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 ...

Tourism in Japan flatlines for fourth month straight

National Aug 22, 2020

Tourism in Japan flatlines for fourth month straight

Japan received an estimated 3,800 visitors in July, posting a year-on-year plunge of 99.9 percent for the fourth consecutive month as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, government data shows. With strict border controls in place essentially banning people from 146 countries and regions, there ...