Japan Extends Support to Southeast Asia Against China

Japan Extends Support to Southeast Asia Against China

Japan has offered its support to Southeast Asian nations in their fight to combat the unilateral, dangerous and coercive activities taking place in the South China Sea. The Japan Defense Minister General Nakatani, made the announcement on Saturday, June 4, 2016, according to Reuters. The efforts were spearheaded by Tokyo’s own interests in safeguarding its […]

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 […]