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Media watch: Justice ministry ties itself into knots attempting to simplify paternity determination

One of the purposes of Japan’s koseki (family register) system, if not the main purpose, is to provide the authorities with some control over what constitutes a family, which naturally leads to grey areas and points of contention, since it’s … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Sept. 4, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, about actress Hisako Manda’s inheritance problems following the death of her common-law husband in June. The piece is a rehash of all the different elements of the story that have come out in the weeklies … Continue reading

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