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 […]