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 ...

National Jun 23, 2020

Weddings starting to be held again in Japan

The number of couples in Japan planning to hold wedding ceremonies is increasing gradually after the government lifted its coronavirus emergency in late May. Many couples have postponed or canceled their wedding ceremonies and receptions due to the new coronavirus outbreak. A small chapel located in ...

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 ...