Tag Archives: Japan civil code

Media watch: Trans parent throws family court for a loop

In response to yet another earnest challenge to Japan’s family register (koseki) system, the Tokyo Family Court on Feb. 28 refused to recognize a person as the father of two children despite the fact that this person provided their own … Continue reading

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Getting it wrong on “bessei”

This weekend the Cabinet Office released the results of a survey showing that “fewer people” supported the idea of allowing married couples to use separate names. This issue has been simmering for at least a decade and every time a … 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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