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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 25, 2021
LDP lawmakers to shun move to support separate surnames in Japan
The politicians, including the minister in charge of gender equality, say that a change could result in the collapse of the social system.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 4, 2021
Opposition party pushing divided LDP over separate surnames in Japan
A recent survey of people under 60 has shown more than 70% of respondents were supportive of having the option of separate surnames.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2020
Japan to ease requirements for having birth names on passports
From April, the government will no longer ask a passport applicant to submit documents proving the need to use their birth names, including middle names.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 25, 2020
Japan shuns different surnames for married couples in gender policy
The new five-year policy also pushed back the goal of having women occupy around 30% of managerial positions to 'as early as possible in the 2020s.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Nov 22, 2020
Suga’s remark sparks hope for letting married couples use different surnames
When Suga was asked about his past call for creating the option, he said, 'As a politician, I bear a responsibility as I have said such things.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 1, 2020
Worried about coronavirus, unmarried couples pursue legal protection
Without being formally married, couples risk losing hospital visitation rights and permission to give medical consent.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 26, 2020
Tokyo High Court rejects appeal over law forcing Japanese couples to use same surname after marriage
The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday rejected a damages suit filed by four people arguing that a national law forcing couples to use the same surname after marriage is unconstitutional.
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2020
Japan to improve how its passports show birth names of married citizens
The Foreign Ministry will change the way it records birth names in passports for those who adopt the surname of their spouse, in order to display both names more clearly, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 28, 2020
Heckling at Diet meeting may spur dual surname debate in Japan's LDP
The party's Fumio Kishida has said that “we should hold discussions as needed” on whether to allow married couples to continue using their respective surnames.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 25, 2020
Shinjiro Koizumi backs different surnames for Japanese couples
In a major break with Japanese tradition, Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi expresses support for enabling married couples to use different family names.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 28, 2019
Japan to allow printing of maiden name on driver's license
The National Police Agency said Thursday it will allow people to print their maiden name alongside their married name on driver's licenses starting Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 14, 2019
Tokyo court rejects damages suit over law forcing married couples to share a surname
The Tokyo District Court on Thursday rejected a damages suit filed by three couples who argued that the country's law forcing married couples to use the same surname is unconstitutional.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 25, 2019
Government to put Japanese family names first when using Roman alphabet from Jan. 1
The government will write family names first when using the Roman alphabet for Japanese names on official documents from Jan. 1, the education minister said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 14, 2019
Survey finds women in Japan mostly rely on day-care centers to care for their children while working
Day-care centers for children and other public facilities are the most important places for mothers in Japan have their children looked after when they are at work, replacing their parents, a survey of married women by a government-affiliated institute on Friday showed.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 6, 2019
It's official: Government to put Japanese family names first when using Roman alphabet
In a break from the long tradition of adopting the Western name order in Roman script, the government Friday decided to put surnames first when writing Japanese names in official documents.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 31, 2019
Passports, maiden names, brackets: Japan Foreign Minister Taro Kono wades into a minefield
When Foreign Minister Taro Kono wrote on Twitter that he would order his ministry to look into the contentious issue of maiden names on passports in response to a tweet in early June, he may not have been aware of the minefield he was about to step into.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / FOCUS
Jul 31, 2019
Women in male-dominated Japan fight for their identity — starting with their names
The nation's women are going through an identity crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
May 31, 2019
Moves are afoot to push media to switch Japanese name order in English, but will it work?
Some laugh it off as a First World problem. But others say the topic touches upon issues of identity, sovereignty and press freedom.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 22, 2019
Time for a change? Japan wants international media to put family names first
Foreign Minister Taro Kono plans to ask overseas media outlets to write the names of Japanese people with the family name first, as is customary in the Japanese language.

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