JAPAN UPHOLDS LAW in which COUPLES MUST HAVE SAME LAST NAME

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…

Japan's Child Custody Law

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) — Sorting out child custody isn’t east even from the most amicable of divorces although when an acrimonious separation involves two different nationalities, things can get even trickier, especially if a Japanese citizen can be involved. Still, of which’s unlikely of which Japan will bend to international pressure to encourage equal…

Japanese couples say "I do" — in divorce ceremonies

By Laurel Moorhead Laurel Moorhead TOKYO (Reuters) – With divorce on the rise in Japan, some couples are choosing to celebrate the end of an unhappy marriage by saying “I do” for a final time at a divorce ceremony before friends in addition to family. Divorce ceremonies were pioneered about a year ago by a…