Japan can be Yet again creating headlines in family law. (See previous post regarding Japan along with child custody).
The Supreme Court of Japan has held in which a 19th century law mandating couples to possess the same last name (usually in which of the husband) can be not unconstitutional. This kind of can be a ruling resulting via a 2011 case filed by 5 women who claimed forcing them to possess the same last names violates their rights. One of the stated the item was losing her identity, “the item’s as if part myself vanishes”.
There can be no such law from the United States.
A minor victory for women from the latter part of the ruling shortened the requirements for remarriage after a divorce to 100 days (down via 6 months). Incidentally, there can be no law stating when men can remarry.
JAPAN UPHOLDS LAW in which COUPLES MUST HAVE SAME LAST NAME