70% of married women in Japan support same-sex marriage

National Sep 13, 2019

70% of married women in Japan support same-sex marriage

Almost 70 percent of married women in Japan believe same-sex marriage should be legalized, a government survey showed Friday. Of those in their 30s or younger, roughly 90 percent supported the legalization of same-sex marriage, the survey last year by the National Institute of Population ...

LDP's Shinjiro Koizumi says he would use dual surname system

National / Politics Sep 10, 2019

LDP's Shinjiro Koizumi says he would use dual surname system

Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Shinjiro Koizumi, who made headlines recently by announcing his marriage with television anchor Christel Takigawa, stressed on Monday his eagerness to work for the introduction in the country of a dual surname system for married couples. If there were an established ...

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino plans to marry singer-songwriter miwa

National Sep 1, 2019

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino plans to marry singer-songwriter miwa

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino, winner of the men's 400-meter individual medley at the Rio Olympics, will marry singer-songwriter miwa, possibly this autumn, people familiar with the matter said Sunday. The couple, who met through TV work in October 2016, are expecting a baby this winter, ...