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Media watch: What’s missing from the discussion of elective names for married couples?

Late last month, Seiko Noda, the state minister in charge of gender equality, remarked that a recent Cabinet Office survey to gauge the public’s opinion on allowing couples to retain separate surnames after marrying was misleading. The survey results seemed … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Jan. 10, 2016

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, about the recent Supreme Court decision on separate names and its potential effect on the legalization of same-sex marriages. In the column I pointed out that the majority of the judges on the court ruled … Continue reading

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The family register, ca. 1996

While researching this week’s Media Mix about figure skater Miki Ando and the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Inheritance Law as it applies to children born out of wedlock, we tried to find out if writer … Continue reading

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