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 ...

COVID-19 outbreak in Japan throws wedding plans into disarray

National Feb 28, 2020

COVID-19 outbreak in Japan throws wedding plans into disarray

A growing number of couples are considering canceling their wedding ceremonies and receptions amid the spread of coronavirus infections in Japan. Couples are wavering between fears of causing COVID-19 infections among their guests and their wish to hold their weddings as planned after time-consuming preparations. Affecting ...