Japanese Court Announces Decision on Archaic Marriage Laws

Japanese Court Announces Decision on Archaic Marriage Laws

Marriage laws from Meiji Era (1868-1912) prohibiting divorcees to remarry within six months and prohibiting married women from retaining their maiden names were determined by the Japanese Supreme Court on Dec. 12, 2016. According to The Japan Times, plaintiffs brought discrimination suits against the archaic laws. in the first ruling, the court announced it was […]

Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

According to media reports, Japan announced on Nov. 28, 2015, that it will resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite an International Court of Justice (ICJ) order against the activity. In letters to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the Japanese government confirmed its plan to kill minke whales for “scientific research” beginning March 2016. […]

Earthquakes Rock Areas in France, Russia and Japan

There has been a shifting of tectonic plates across the globe today, triggering earthquakes that rocked areas in France, Russia and Japan. At 13:16 UTC Russia had a magnitude 5.9 earthquake rumble all the way to Tokyo, Japan, which is 1996km (1240 miles) away. The depth of the quake was 47 meters. The area of the […]

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